St Joseph's Rotherhithe



Language learning provides a link to other cultures language learning develops learners’ curiosity and understanding of the world. French teaching at St. Joseph’s enables pupils to express themselves in French and to understand and respond to others in both speech and writing. We provide opportunities for children to communicate for practical purposes in French, which provides the foundation for further language learning in Key Stage 3.



We teach French across Key Stage 2 at St Joseph’s. The school uses the ‘Rigolo’ scheme of work to support the teaching and learning of the language. It provides a clear progression for the development of speaking, listening and vocabulary acquisition through fun interactive resources and a variety of ways of teaching French:

We play games in order to develop vocabulary through repetition, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We learn to speak in sentences in different every day, practical purposes. We participate in role-play to practise our sentences and have conversations in French, asking and answering questions; express opinions and respond to others. Together, we appreciate songs, rhymes and poems and use this to help our pronunciation. We also read and write in French!



 Through the teaching of French, we will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:

-Children will be able to communicate with each other in French.

- Children will know that the grammatical structure of French is different from that in English.

- Through speaking, listening, reading and writing, children will develop their language skills.

- Children will have an understanding of French culture.

- By Key Stage 3, children will be fully equipped and prepared to continue their language learning.