The National Curriculum statutory requirement from September 2014 asks Key stage 2 pupils and teachers to focus on making substantial progress in at least one modern or ancient foreign language.
Languages are not a compulsory subject in maintained schools at KS1 but are compulsory in KS2 and KS3. Teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language, and should ‘lay the foundations’ for foreign language learning at KS3. The most successful language teaching is where it is integrated across the curriculum. There is no specific requirement with regard to the amount of time that should be spent on foreign language teaching.
Learning French through ICT in Y6
Year 6 asking about birthdays...
Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?
Yr3 learning to spell the French numbers to 10
Year 1 singing about foods which they like
Reception class greeting each other and learning a finger rhyme in French
The whole school enjoyed a day of French and came to school dressed in the French flag colours of red, white and blue. The activities ranged from participating in a French breakfast, singing If You're happy and You Know It in French and learning about skiing on Mont Blanc!
Reception and Key Stage 1
The children learn French through songs, games, finger rhymes and story telling. They learn about greetings, counting in French, colours, everyday language for use in the classroom, French breakfast, playground games, traditional songs and customs.