Modern Foreign Languages

Languages are now taught in schools from Year 3. The National Curriculum for Languages aims to ensure that children -

  • Can understand and respond to spoken and written language
  • Can speak the new language with increasing confidence
  • Can write at varying lengths for different purposes and audiences 

At Chudleigh School we teach French from Year 3.

In Years 3 and 4, the children will be working on skills and processes such as these below –

  • Listen and engage
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show an understanding of words and phrases
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary

In Years 5 and 6 these are developed further, as well as -

  • Understanding basic grammar eg gender
  • Describing people, places and things
  • Presenting ideas and information orally
  • Showing understanding in simple reading. 

We are supported by, and liaise with Teign School Languages Staff as well as using programs and a variety of resources to teach French to the children.