At St Anne's C of E (A) Primary School our focus language is French as it is a subject taught at our secondary school. It is our intention to deliver a French curriculum in KS2 which is accessible to all developing each's child's overall ability and achievement in line with the expectations set out in the National Curriculum. As outlined in the National Curriculum, our chosen scheme of work for French will ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our children using a wide variety of topics and themes.
All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that children will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.
The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across key stage 2. This will enable children to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas.
The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer children the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.
All classes across Key Stage 2 will have access to a very high-quality foreign languages curriculum using the scheme of work and resources. This will progressively develop pupil skills in foreign languages through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons taught by our non-specialist teaching staff.
Children will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes - building blocks of language into more complex, fluent and authentic language.
Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Units are progressive within themselves as subsequent lessons within a unit build on the language and knowledge taught in previous lessons.
Through our programme of study, we help children to explore the cultural aspects of France, including traditions and customs and behaviours. We also study the geography of France, including recognising its location and significant landmarks.