Foreign languages are a compulsary subject at Key Stage 2 - the government have stressed that teaching modern or ancient foreign languages should "lay the foundations" or foreign language learning at Key Stage 3. Pupils should be taught to:
- Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
- Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, express opinions and respond to those of others, and seek clarification and help.
- Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
- Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
- Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, expressing their ideas clearly.
- Describe people, pleases, things and actions in speech and in writing.
You can read the full Ofsted report outlining the requirements here.
Rising Stars' Euro Stars New Primary French is specifically aimed at supporting the non-specialist teacher in tackling this important curriculum requirement.
With a bank of teaching units, and audio from native french speakers, Euro Stars will help you to teach french without the need for specialist teachers.