Key Stage 3
For French at Roding we teach a two year KS3 and a 3 year KS4.
In French topics in year 7 include: Getting started, family and friends, at home, in the town, school, my day and hobbies. Topics in year 8 include: free time, going out, eating and drinking, travel and holidays, friends, TV and media, the future, health and a story about a crime in the castle.
Spanish is taught to the most able linguists once a week, as a second foreign language in years 8 and 9. Topics in year 8 include: getting started, school, my family, my home and free time activities, whilst in year 9 the topics of my town, the media, holidays, food, fashion and health are taught. Due to the fact that pupils start GCSE French in year 9, a small group of pupils are disapplied from French, and they study an introduction to Spanish in year 9, broadly following the same topics outlined for the year 8 curriculum listed above.
We also teach pupils about French/Spanish culture and way of life, offer them cross curricular opportunities and look at poetry, short stories and songs. Grammar also has an important role when learning a new language and pupils have their own grammar books. Enrichment opportunities for French also include a day trip to St. Omer and a theatre company visit. In year 8 pupils sample a French breakfast and could go to Boulogne for the day.