We aspire to expose our pupils to a broad and ambitious Modern Languages curriculum, which is rich in skills and knowledge, develops self-efficacy, kindles curiosity and promotes diversity and tolerance of other cultures. Our Modern Languages curriculum will give pupils the opportunity to:
- use language skills, receptively and productively, for communication in the real world, for practical purposes, for their immediate needs, interests and beyond and to express and justify opinions;
- develop their confidence and autonomy to access new and unfamiliar language through the use of decoding skills brought about by the explicit teaching of phonics and sound patterns;
- work towards becoming a fluent and spontaneous speaker of the foreign language.
Each class has one lesson per week. The topics covered represent useful everyday language and include greetings, numbers, colours likes/dislikes, sports and leisure. The emphasis in year 3 is on oral work and is developed to include reading, writing and basic grammar as the pupils progress through the years into year 6. Lessons are structured in a variety of ways and include the use of songs, role play, games, matching, reading and writing. Alongside learning the new language pupils also learn about French culture.
Our curriculum allows pupils to develop their communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between foreign languages.
Learning a new language raises awareness of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.