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St Faith St Martin Church of England Junior School

We aim to deliver a high-quality language education that engages, inspires and challenges our pupils, providing them with the knowledge and skills to engage and develop an understanding of the French language as well as French culture.  At SFSM we want all of our children to be able to make substantial progress in French which will lay the foundations for further language learning.  Our Modern Foreign languages curriculum will cover many topics. Through these topics, children will be able to understand and respond to spoken and written language, speaking with confidence, fluency and spontaneity.  The French topics will help children become less insular and gain an understanding of another culture.

Excellence
At SFSM we will ensure excellence in teaching and learning within a high quality learning environment, through leadership and within all aspects of school life. We celebrate our pupils’ ability to ask and answer questions and through exciting curriculum opportunities which offer our pupils the chance to hear native speakers, communicate for practical purposes and access quality literature in French.
Encouragement
We create a positive atmosphere where everyone feels happy, safe and valued; where consistent encouragement, praise and effective feedback lead to success and development in the pupils’ understanding of the French language and culture.
Exploration
We allow children to explore through stimulating learning environments and the use of technology. They encounter challenging and creative learning experiences. They explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes, engage in conversations; developing accurate pronunciation and intonation. Our pupils will begin to develop an understanding and knowledge that impacts on their own development in the subject.