The ultimate goal is for the children to be able to understand French vocabulary and grammatical structure in order to be able to listen, converse, read and write in French. In addition to this, we want the children to gain French cultural capital and an appreciation for the language's history.
Our Golden Threads have been devised to meet the needs of the children in our community; to ensure that they are fully equipped to flourish in a diverse and complex society.
From these golden threads, we have built each subject's curriculum.
Each subject has up to nine knowledge threads that reoccur year on year at the age appropriate level. Other elements will be taught too - but through these knowledge threads, we are building what we value and what our children need.
For example in History, we revisit the Slavery Knowledge Thread year on year as this is an important part of Black history, as well as an important opportunity to gain WISDOM from the past. It can also be played forward and linked to modern day slavery, including County Lines - an issue in our locality.
As there is an added layer of language acquisition in the study of French, we must prioritise the knowledge that our children need in order to be able to converse, read and write in French. This is so that they are ready for the next chapter in their language-learning journey when they move on to secondary school.