At Walford Nursery & Primary School, we believe that children should develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future learning of languages. Pupils develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between a foreign language and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world around us. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects. At Walford Nursery & Primary School, children will acquire some knowledge and understanding of the different languages and cultures in the world today.
“Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.” (Department for Education, 2013)
As part of the National Curriculum, all Key Stage 2 pupils must learn another language during school time. At Walford Nursery & Primary School, we have chosen to teach French to all children within KS2. The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our children. It also provides a new perspective on their world, encouraging them to understand and appreciate their own cultures and those of others. Above all, the learning of another language is fun; it can be enjoyed and accessed by all children.
At Walford Nursery & Primary School, pupils will:
What does our French Curriculum look like?
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Our French curriculum facilitates sequential learning and long term progression of knowledge and skills. Teaching and learning methods provide regular opportunities to recap acquired knowledge through high quality questioning, discussion, modelling and explaining to aid retrieval at the beginning and end of a lesson or unit. This will enable all children to alter their long-term memory, know more, remember more and be able to do more as linguists.