‘Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world’ (National Curriculum 2014).
As part of the National Curriculum 2014, it is compulsory for children in KS2 to learn another language. At Two Village Primary School we teach French because it is the language taught in nearby surrounding secondary schools.
At Two Village, we aim to:
- Develop an enthusiastic and positive attitude to language learning and a sense of pride and achievement in doing so;
- Raise awareness of aspects of their own language and make comparisons with the foreign language (e.g language structure) thereby enriching their understanding of both;
- Use their knowledge with growing confidence and competence to understand what they hear and read, and to express themselves in speech and in writing as well as ask questions;
- Increase cultural understanding by learning about different countries and their people;
- Form a sound basis for further language learning at Key Stage 3 and beyond.