At Village Primary School, we believe that the learning of a modern foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. Learning a modern foreign language helps all children develop their interest and curiosity in the similarities and differences between themselves and others. At our school, learning a modern foreign language begins at KS2 and children will study French.
We aim to develop children’s experience of language learning and encourage curiosity about languages. We aim to develop their understanding of what they hear and read, and provide opportunities for them to express themselves in speech and writing. Additionally, we aim to extend their knowledge of how language works by exploring the similarities and differences between French and English.