Language learning enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, and to understand and respond to its speakers, which is essential, practical knowledge for all global citizens in the 21st century. More than this, it about young people exploring the relationship between language and identity, about developing an international outlook and growing into an enhanced understanding of the world and their place within it. We envisage pupils developing their sense of belonging to the wider world and embarking on a journey towards a wealth of opportunities in their future lives.
Pupils will develop specific knowledge of one language, French, learning words and structures that enable them to ask and answer questions, listen to, read and understand stories, songs, poems and other short texts, and to write from memory about themselves. At the same time, they will develop language learning skills and strategies that will equip them for the learning of additional languages past KS2.
It is our intent to provide all of our children with a high- quality education, which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures and helps provide them with an understanding of the world. We aim to build the children’s ‘cultural capital’ so that pupils develop a deep respect, interest in and appreciation for other cultures, which underpins our whole school values, as they learn to understand and express themselves with increasing confidence in French.
Our school’s four -year KS2 scheme of work is designed to fulfil the requirements of the KS2 Programme of Study, and to provide learning experiences that engage, enthuse and motivate all of our learners.
We use the Language Angels scheme of work, supplemented with resources from LightBulb Languages and Singing French.
We will help children develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning French.
Key StClick here for Unit 3 Knowledge Organiserage 2 classes learn French for one hour per week. This is made up of a dedicated language lesson of at least thirty minutes per week and teaching language through other subject areas, using language for real purposes in daily classroom routines and additional opportunities as part of our International Schools Programme and themed weeks.
The curriculum is aligned wherever appropriate with the learning context, content and aims of other subject areas, to enhance the cohesion of learning experiences for our pupils.