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Our French is taught in themed units which may be blocked over a period of weeks or taught weekly across the term.

The children learn vocabulary specific to the theme, relevant to their experience and competencies, and are encouraged to first of all recognise the spoken and written words and then to attempt to say them as their confidence grows. As they go through the school, they are encouraged to build their vocabulary into short sentences and phrases.

They also explore aspects of French culture such as celebrations like Easter and Christmas. The learning of French encourages the children to value the cultures and language of another country and offers a parallel to their studies of our own language, phonics and cultural identity.

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