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Modern Foreign Languages

Greatfield Park Primary School Modern Foreign Languages Intent Statement

 

The core language taught to our Key Stage 2 pupils at Greatfield Park Primary School is French. Through our teaching, we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We aim to help pupils[DS1]  grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners, thereby equipping them with the means to widen their horizons. Pupils will acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their speaking and listening skills, alongside reading and writing.

 

The scheme we follow offers a carefully planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the national curriculum. Our planning enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and provides opportunities to interact and communicate with others both orally and in writing with differentiation for more able and SEND pupils. The scheme ensures our curriculum will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. At the heart of our teaching, is the desire to expose children to authentic French, so our approach offers regular opportunities to listen to native speakers to enhance their experience of learning a foreign language.

 

By the end of Key Stage 2, we aspire for our pupils to listen attentively to spoken language, show understanding by joining in, responding to and ultimately engaging in conservations by asking and answering questions.   We aim for them to be able to speak in sentences, developing their pronunciation to be able to present their ideas orally to a range of audiences. This will include describing people, places, things and actions.  When reading French, we encourage them to show understanding of words and phrases in the writing and broaden their vocabulary to understand new words.  They will be introduced to the basic grammar rules, how these differ or are similar to English and how to apply these to build sentences.

 

Learning a foreign language at Greatfield Park means our children show determination in learning a new language, respect for the country and speakers of that language, excellence in acquiring new vocabulary, whilst being mindful of their pronunciation and supportive of their peers in their learning journey.