French at Nutfield Church Primary School

All children at Nutfield Church Primary School have access to a broad and rich language curriculum. Dedicated time is allocated daily to literacy throughout the school, following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document and renewed framework for literacy. This learning is then applied and consolidated throughout the curriculum. French is taught weekly in Years 3–6. Our French lessons are planned using the Rachel Hawkes scheme of learning for KS2. The French curriculum is spiral allowing for linguistic and grammatical concepts to be re-visited and developed throughout KS2. Children in KS1 are introduced to basic greetings and vocabulary through the use of the ‘Norbert’ the French teddy bear.

The learning of another language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in literacy and other curriculum areas. It also raises awareness of the multilingual world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others.

To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.

Chinese Proverb


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