Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
We have designed our French Curriculum so that the children can develop a cultural awareness, develop foreign language skills and broaden their life experiences.
At Bawdeswell Primary we follow the National Curriculum guidance for French. We work on a 2-year rolling programme and we adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the children. The learning is sequenced to enable the children to always build on previous learning to deepen and broaden their understanding of French culture and language. Links are made to other areas of the Curriculum including links to Geography (Our European Neighbours)
From Year 3 onwards the children are taught greetings, how to ask simple questions, how to answer simple questions, how to read simple sentences and learn to sing songs and rhymes. In Year 5/6 the children start to learn more complex vocabulary, learn to write simple sentences and how to use a French dictionary.
This is underpinned by our Values and Ethos statement which shows our aim is for the children to:
‘Love your learning’
This is also underpinned in our ‘Learning Wheel’
‘Be open minded and value difference’