Modern Foreign Languages
Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things.
The French offering at Clarendon provides a carefully planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the national curriculum. Our chosen themes – such as Time Travelling, Let's Visit a French Town and This Is France - provide an introduction to the culture of French-speaking countries and communities. It aims to foster children’s curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world. A linear curriculum has been chosen to allow opportunity for children to gradually build on their skills. Our French scheme enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and provides opportunities to interact and communicate with others both in speech and in writing. At the heart of our French scheme is the desire to expose children to authentic French, so the scheme offers regular opportunities to listen to native speakers.
In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.
Through our scheme, we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We aim to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies.
BBC have provided a wealth of resources including songs, phonics, grammar points and vocabulary builders which pupils can access that can be linked to our topics.
The Larousse website includes a French-French dictionary, a French thesaurus and dictionary of antonyms, an encyclopaedia and bilingual dictionaries.
A website to check verb conjugation to make sure you are using the correct form of a verb.
Gives a quick glance at what the date is in French
Here are some examples of our work!