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At Salmestone, we aim to instil a love of language learning and an awareness of other cultures in our pupils. We want pupils to develop the confidence to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both written and spoken French.


Class teachers in Key Stage Two use the ‘Kapow!’ scheme of work, which is designed with three knowledge strands (phonics, vocabulary and grammar) that run throughout and build cumulatively.


This knowledge can then be applied within the skills strands (language comprehension and language production), which also run throughout each unit in the scheme.


The scheme is a spiral curriculum, with key skills and vocabulary revisited repeatedly with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revise and build on their previous learning. Cross-curricular links are included throughout our French units, allowing children to make connections and apply their language skills to other areas of their learning.


Our progression of skills and knowledge shows the skills and knowledge that are taught within each year group and how these skills develop to ensure that attainment targets are securely met by the end of Key Stage 2.


After the implementation of French, pupils should leave school equipped with a range of language-learning skills to enable them to study French, or any other language, with confidence at Key Stage 3.

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