At Buxton School, we are committed to providing our students with the opportunity to learn French as an additional language from Years 3 to 6. We utilise the Rigolo scheme of work, which ensures our pupils benefit from expert teaching and accurate pronunciation while building a strong foundation in the language.
Our French curriculum emphasises oral language development, with the majority of lessons focused on practising speaking and listening skills. Nevertheless, students are also given opportunities to develop their writing abilities in French. Through a variety of engaging activities and interactive resources, our pupils acquire a solid understanding of the language and its structure.
To reinforce their learning, children are encouraged to use the French they have learnt in various contexts throughout the day, such as during registration or at the start and end of the day. This consistent practice helps to strengthen their language skills and build confidence in their abilities.
We recognise the importance of learning an additional language at an early age, as it promotes cognitive development, enhances communication skills, and fosters a greater appreciation for cultural diversity. Our French curriculum at Buxton School aims to inspire a love for language learning and equip our students with the linguistic abilities to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.