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Compton All Saints Church of England Primary School




  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Provide opportunities for children to explore the school’s learning behaviours of being proactive, determined, inventive and reflective through the teaching of French.


How is this subject planned?

  • The National Curriculum is taught in KS2
  • In KS1 French is introduced through songs, even though it is not part of the National Curriculum.
  • Long term planning for KS2 shows the topics and pronunciations covered.

How is this subject taught?

  • French is taught in half termly topics.
  • It is taught in weekly lessons, supported in KS2 by students and teachers from Winchester College.
  • Songs, rhymes and games are used to support the learning.




How is this subject assessed?

  • By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the content, skills and processes specified in the relevant  programme of study. Teachers make assessments against the skills progression accordingly – and keep
    track of any children who are not meeting these skills
  • Assessment of French is reported to
    parents in the annual report.


How is this subject monitored?

  • This subject is in focus once every three years. When in focus there will be an action plan to develop the subject which will be monitored by governors on the curriculum committee.
  • The subject leader is responsible for
    monitoring the planning, teaching and
    assessment of the subject. This is achieved through subject review staff meetings where learning and planning is shared and
    compared to skills progressions.

French Skills Progression

french skills progression.pdf

French Subject Overview

french subject knowledge coverage.pdf