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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the site. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The School day is 8:55am -3:25pm (32.5 hrs. education per week).

Intent, Implementation, Impact

Intent

At Parkside Primary School, it is our intent to deliver modern foreign languages to Key Stage 2 children with a particular focus on French. Children work through a structured programme (Rigolo) which equips them with age appropriate vocabulary and phrases. Delivered in a bitesize way, Rigolo allows regular revisit and retrieval opportunities, helping the children with their successful acquisition of the language.

 

Implementation

The Modern Foreign Language curriculum uses the Rigolo scheme which ensures coverage and progression across KS2. All of KS2 pupils partake in weekly French lessons. The Rigolo scheme of work is divided into 12 units: six units per year, thus 2 per term. Each unit is then divided into four or five lessons. The units combine whiteboard and class activities using interactive resources featuring the Rigolo family characters for whole-class teaching.

 

Each lesson is framed by starter and plenary activities to refresh pupils’ memory of language learnt previously or to reflect on what has just been learnt. This is in line with the Rosenshine principles. All French lessons at Parkside start with ‘What we already know’ so that pupils are constantly reflecting upon past learning, ensuring that previous knowledge is retained. Our MFL curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all pupils within our school, including those with SEND

 

Impact

Our French curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills, as set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures. These are as follows:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak 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
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
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