Our chosen Modern Foreign Language is French here at Lucas Vale, where we aim to equip young people with the confidence, knowledge and practical skills needed to actively engage in the French language.
The core skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are taught through Rigolo, a language scheme that allows children to learn in a fun and engaging way, to grow in confidence and communicate through speaking and writing, with continual exposure to accurate and authentic pronunciation, intonation and grammatical structures.
Rigolo is structured so that the children can build upon their French gradually throughout KS2 focusing mainly on topics linked to daily living. The aim is to show progress throughout the years, of both knowledge and confidence, in readiness for secondary school.
In addition to discrete French lessons, French is encouraged during Application Focus Weeks and on a daily basis with activities linked to daily routine, such as assembly greetings and taking the register.