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Our French Curriculum

Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full

The Modern Foreign Language that we teach at Globe is French.

Our goal is for our children to become French speakers..  French speakers must have: 

Fundamental Foundations

We believe that for children to secure greater depth, it is important that they first have solid fundamental foundations.  Fundamental foundations should not be rushed and so the notion of ‘rapid progress’ must be dismissed. Instead the goal of repetition should be seen as both useful and necessary.  This is why you will see us returning regularly to art knowledge and concepts.  

Time Scales for Progression Through the Cognitive Domains

Milestone 1 

Y1 & Y2 

Milestone 2 

Y3 & Y4

Milestone 3

Y5 & Y6

Beginning 

Y1 

Advancing 

Y2 

Deep 

Y2

Beginning 

Y3 

Advancing 

Y4

Deep 

Y4

Beginning 

Y5

Advancing 

Y6 

Deep 

Y6

Curriculum Content 

Breadth of study 

National Curriculum Content in Milestone 2 and 3   

These areas of French are taught in Key Stage 2 in order that there is full coverage of the National Curriculum.  

KS2 

• In the chosen modern language: 

      • Speak 

      • Read 

      • Write 

• Look at the culture of the countries where the language is spoken. 

Building a French Schema at Globe

Our pupils will form a French schema* by: 

Threshold Concepts – The Big Ideas 

At Globe we will teach four threshold concepts throughout KS2. These are the big ideas that underpin the 

subject.  Threshold concepts tie together the subject micro-topics into meaningful schema. The same concepts are explored throughout the micro-topics. 

The threshold concepts are:  

Read fluently 
This concept involves recognising key vocabulary and phrases. 

Write imaginatively 
This concept involves using key vocabulary and phrases to write ideas. 

Speak confidently 
This concept involves using key vocabulary and phrases to verbally communicate ideas. 

Understand the culture of the countries in which the language is spoken 
This concept involves the background knowledge and cultural capital needed to infer meaning from interaction 

*Schema – A subject schema is a way of organising knowledge in a meaningful way; it is an appreciation of how facts are connected and they ways in which they are connected.  A schema is distinct from information, which is just isolated facts that have no organisational basis or links. 

Curriculum Breadth, Depth & Progression Principles

Curriculum Breadth Maps

Milestone 2 Curriculum Breadth Maps

Milestone 3 Curriculum Breadth Maps 

How we Implement our Curriculum