Modern Foreign Language

At Knaphill we learn French. French is taught once a week and follows the 4 main strands of modern language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Teachers at Knaphill Junior School are supported in their teaching of French by the new Jolie Ronde scheme of work which has been implemented since September 2017.

 Each year group follows termly Jolie Ronde units throughout the course of the academic year.  Each of the units has interactive resources to support activities which include stories, songs and games. The Jolie Ronde programme supports the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum in England: Languages Programme of Study- Key Stage 2 and the children are engaged in a variety of ways through stories, songs, traditional and new media, graphics and audio.

In addition to weekly 30 minute lessons, children in Year 3 have the opportunity to prepare work for the annual French cafĂ© in the Summer Term.  For children wishing to extend their learning outside of the classroom, there is also a lunchtime club which takes place once a week, led by a native speaker.  There is also a weekly Gifted &Talented session for children working at greater depth in French, led by another native speaker.
During the Summer Term, there is a multi-cultural week where each year group explores a different country/continent and takes part in fun and engaging activities such as food tasting, dancing, a drumming workshop and art activities.

View our curriculum overview for MFL