Blackthorn Place, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7BE 01782 567700


We teach French using the Rigolo materials. This programme was chosen to offer support to staff who are not specialists in teaching French and offers clear guidance and support tailored with engaging, high quality resources. The programme is progressive and has a clear focus upon pronunciation, songs to aid memorisation, the inclusion of cultural insights, links to literacy and oracy as well as a light-touch focus on grammar.  

Language skills need to be taught in a clear sequence and because of this all the KS2 year groups began with the first unit and it is expected that older year groups will progress through the teaching sequence more quickly however the teachers will use their professional judgement to decide how quickly to move on to ensure that there is a clear focus upon repetition to embed their learning. The long-term plan has a clear focus on recap and provides a longer period of time to learn each unit to ensure that knowledge is embedded. 

Teachers will use opportunities throughout the week to reinforce what the children had learned focussing upon the crucial knowledge e.g. use French when teaching art to reinforce the names of the colours, counting in Maths when using a number line, however they will not detract from the subject being taught.