Alma Park's French curriculum begins in KS2. The National Curriculum provides the skill and knowledge progression foundations that are then built on to provide a purposeful progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. This ensures that the National Curriculum end points are met.
Our pupils are given a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community and also as members of a wider global community and as responsible world citizens. Pupils build on their knowledge and skills in different areas of French, such as counting, greetings and grammar. This ensures they can begin to understand and use French with growing confidence.
The French curriculum gives pupils life skills to enable them to embrace and utilise French as a language and to open up future opportunities for travel and work. Alma Park follows Catherine Cheater Scheme of Work. This provides opportunities to combine the different strands of the National Curriculum and ensures progression. By teaching French in discrete lessons and with purposeful links to other curriculum areas, pupils develop language, resilience, confidence and their world understanding. As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School French is delivered in a safe and inspiring environment which nurtures children’s talents, allowing them to thrive so that when they leave Alma Park they are responsible, active citizens. French at Alma Park promotes and encourages sustainability in various ways including: reusing resources and increasing the pupil’s world view. Diversity is embraced by giving opportunities to study a range of important people in computational history. Teaching is adapted when necessary to ensure SEND and disadvantaged pupils can access all aspects of the same curriculum.
At Alma Park we are always looking for opportunities to develop our curriculum and this involves seeking enrichment activities such as tasting French food and discussing French culture.