In Swanmore Primary School, French is taught to children in Key Stage 2 in one thirty-minute lesson per week. An additional thirty minutes per week is embedded into the wider curriculum through daily five-minute practice parcels and in classroom instructions.
The class teachers are the teachers of French. An integrated approach to the foreign language is taken within the primary curriculum, which allows teachers to develop learning introduced in the thirty-minute discrete teaching session by embedding this in the wider curriculum on a little-and-often basis.
Although there is no discrete teaching of French in Foundation and KS1, class teachers are encouraged to use relevant French vocabulary as part of their daily routine.