Modern Foreign Language - French
We believe that through high quality language teaching and learning, our students develop an understanding of the world around them and a love of language and culture. Due to our proximity to France, this is our language of choice. Our teaching will enable pupils to express their ideas and opinions in French and understand and respond to its speakers in both speech and writing.
Children begin to learn French from Year 3 at Chilton in order to maximise both their progress and love of language learning. As well as being taught in discrete French lessons (with a focus on practical communication), the language is woven into classroom routines, for example the register being taken in French. A comprehensive scheme of work has been developed at Chilton, which creates a learning journey, leading right up to year 6. Year 4 enjoy a trip to Boulogne-Sur-Mer each year where the children apply their learning to their visit to the aquarium and the town centre. Our classrooms aim to include French displays, which show current learning and key vocabulary.
Children leave Chilton with an understanding of France, its language and its culture. Our tailored curriculum guides children, and teachers, on their learning journey from the basics to complex conversations, preparing them for further language learning at secondary school.