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Subject Intent


All children learn what it means to be a great linguist. In the study of French, it is our intention that all children should acquire key knowledge and achieve mastery of key skills.



A high quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At Dunston, we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils, which we provide with the support of Kapow.


Kapow splits the learning of French into six key strands:


  • Speaking and pronunciation 
  • Listening 
  • Reading and writing 
  • Grammar 
  • Intercultural understanding 
  • Language detective skills


The children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed and extended. Lessons will enable pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The linguistic skills gained will assist and lay foundations for further language learning at KS3. It will provide pupils with the confidence and independence to explore and be able to attempt manipulation of the structure of language. Learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.


The expected impact of following the Kapow Primary French scheme of work is that  children will:


  •  Be able to engage in purposeful dialogue in practical situations (e.g., ordering  in a cafe, following directions) and express an opinion. 
  •  Make increasingly accurate attempts to read unfamiliar words, phrases, and  short texts. 
  •  Speak and read aloud with confidence and accuracy in pronunciation. 
  •  Demonstrate understanding of spoken language by listening and responding  appropriately.