Our curriculum for Languages aims to foster pupils' curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Pupils are encouraged to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to it, both in speech and in writing. It also provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. Our curriculum provides the foundation for further language learning at secondary school.
Prior to the introduction of the new national curriculum in September 2014, a variety of languages have been taught including French, German, Spanish and Latin. The new national curriculum states that schools should focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one language, therefore all pupils in Key Stage 2 will learn French.
In French lessons, pupils will be provided with a variety of learning experiences including exploring the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes; asking and answering questions; watching video clips of native speakers; playing games; using a French dictionary and learning new vocabulary and grammar.