Black Combe Junior School


Welcome toBlack Combe Junior School


At Black Combe Junior School, we teach French to all children in Key stage 2.  We believe that language skills as well as an awareness and understanding of other cultures broaden our outlook and helps us appreciate the similarities and differences between ourselves and others.  French is taught following the Language Angels scheme of learning.  Lessons focus initially on speaking and listening skills and progress to children writing some basic words and phrases.  Introducing children to foreign languages at primary school encourages an interest and helps to develop a strong foundation in learning language, which they take with them as they move onto secondary school.


Our French curriculum intends to inspire children to be able to apply a range of skills to learn a modern foreign language.  By listening and responding to a child-centered scheme of learning, we would like them to be confident enough to have a go at using French when visiting French speaking countries. At Black Combe Junior School we aim that, by the time the children leave our school, they will have a good understanding of basic French language in preparation for further study in secondary school.  This will be evident through children understanding the main points from a short passage made up of familiar language in the present tense.  Speaking with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation and show a good understanding of the French phonetic system. 


We are using the “Language Angels” online program for our teaching of Languages. For further information please click on the following link:


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