Purpose of study
At Croft Church of England Primary School we are keen to promote the study of a foreign language because of its increasing importance in the modern world. We want to embed language learning into our curriculum. This has been recognised in the National Curriculum where there is the statutory commitment to give every child between the ages of 7 and 11 the opportunity to learn a new language. Enriching the curriculum and releasing children’s creative energy through sport drama, music and languages reinforces their understanding of the basics and helps them enjoy a broader, more balanced curriculum.
The experience of learning and using a foreign language makes its unique contribution to the whole curriculum by taking children out of the familiar environment which is pervaded by English and allowing them to explore the life-style and culture of another land through the medium of its language. This in turn provides a satisfying, enjoyable and intellectually challenging experience for children in coping with a different linguistic medium.
In French, pupils will learn to:
We aim to ensure that pupils:
In Key Stage 2 teaching and learning follows the coverage grid set out in the French scheme of work document. During this first year of French implementation, both Key Stage 2 classes will be taught their relevant unit, with progression becoming evident in subsequent years. Creativity in using the lesson plans is encouraged to suit the year group being taught.
Our Pre-school, Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 children also participate regularly in French lessons, learning basic vocabulary and songs. We believe strongly that this early exposure to language will develop a love of language and give the children a strong foundation to build upon.