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French Information
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French Information

At James Elliman, we teach French as our chosen Modern Foreign Language.  Children develop their speaking, listening and understanding skills through the use of the Salut! scheme of work to teach children in Years 3 to 6.  The teaching in Key Stage 2 is progressive and is built upon each year, supported by the guidance material within the ‘Salut’ scheme of work.

Teachers use a variety of techniques enabling pupils to have an active engagement within their modern foreign language lessons.  This includes games, role-play and action songs.

Lessons start with introductions to key vocabulary for each lesson, a vocabulary introduction to support learning, as well as games and songs to reinforce the objectives.

The ‘Salut’ scheme is organised into units of work; three core units, followed by multiple units which cover children’s day-to-day routines, as well as their interests and home life.

Supporting Your Children with French at Home

  • Celebrate languages with your children at home
  • Read or listen to story books in different languages
  • Ask your child to tell you how many words they know in a different language.
  • Encourage your child to count in other languages.
  • Ask your children what they have been learning and whether they can say a sentence to you in French.
  • For further support with learning at home visit