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Riverbridge Primary School

Modern Foreign Languages

Purpose of study

Speaking another language offers children many exciting opportunities in life. The teaching and learning of modern foreign languages should encourage them to explore this through the exposure to the numerous languages and cultures of the world.

In weekly classroom lessons, teaching will enable children to be able to express their thoughts in French, both through speech and writing. Pupils will be provided with opportunities to communicate for practical purposes, seeing the real life links to their classroom learning.  

 

Aims and Objective

  • Children will be given opportunities to respond to French language sources; in lower KS2, emphasis will be placed on speaking, listening and pronunciation, and in upper KS2, children will begin to write simple sentences.
  • Through listening to a variety of authentic sources, children will be able to improve their pronunciation and apply this to reading unfamiliar words.
  • Children will be able to understand simple key questions and respond accordingly.
  • Children will develop confidence in speaking in another language; they will realise that language is a communication tool and can be used creatively.
  • The teaching of French should equip children with the foundation for learning further languages, equipping them for later life.
  • Children’s cultural links will be celebrated through a ‘language of the month’. This will be child-led, following pupils’ interests and curiosities. This will develop opportunities for research, visits from authentic speakers of the language and develop children’s cultural awareness.
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