To develop our children’s linguistic competence.
To extend our children’s knowledge of how languages work.
To explore differences and similarities between other languages and English.
To develop our children’s speaking, listening, comprehensions and writing skills through a variety of means.
We teach French to our pupils from Year 3 upwards. Our approach is to make a learning a new language fun! Pupils are very receptive to learning a new language; they like to mimic pronunciation and they can easily pick up and duplicate new sounds. They feel a real sense of accomplishment when they learn to say something new. Repetition and practice are essential in learning a new language so songs and games will be regularly used.
National Curriculum Language Programmes of Study: