Modern foreign languages
The study of languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Language learning provides liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. Pupils use language to communicate information responsibly and creatively; learning how to use languages to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures across our school and wider demographic. In addition, understanding a modern foreign language increases a child’s understanding of their own language, and the building blocks which form this. The process of learning a foreign language reinforces fluency and understanding of grammar, syntax, sentence structure and verbal precision. Increased capability in the use of languages can also promote initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
We teach a curriculum that enables our pupils to become effective users of language, and show an understanding and respect of different cultures in our local, national and global communities.
Through the teaching of French at Grange Primary, we aim to:
Ensure every child has the opportunity, throughout Key Stage 2, to study French as a foreign language; developing their interest in the culture of other nations, communities and beliefs.
Ensure pupils have access to high-quality teaching and learning opportunities.
Ensure pupils have exposure to simple commands including day-to-day French language, including days, months, numbers and classroom instructions.
Ensure pupils develop an increased wider cultural understanding through our enriched and varied curriculum to which languages contribute.
Provide language informed by the National Curriculum and the skills expressed in this: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and Cultural Understanding.
To ensure all of the children at Grange receive the best possible French curriculum, we ensure that skills and knowledge are covered and progress through the different year groups and phases. The following documents show how we have mapped out our French across Grange Primary School.
National curriculum programme of study
Intent, implementation and impact statement