Learning a second language offers pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of culture and globalisation. At our school, we teach French.
We teach language throughout the school. We start in Reception to ensure pupils develop a solid understanding with which to build on throughout the Key Stages. We intend that all pupils become life-long learners of language. We recognise the importance of learning a foreign language in order to improve pupils’ opportunities in later life, both culturally and economically.
We believe that learning an additional language supports pupils in exploring and developing their first language. This supports pupil understanding of diversity, both locally and globally. It also broadens pupils’ knowledge of their own and others’ cultures – celebrating difference.
Our curriculum is progressive, inclusive and builds upon prior learning. It ensures that pupils are able to meet and exceed the objectives and aims outlined in the National Curriculum. The curriculum design has opportunities to regularly revisit and revise content to ensure that it becomes embedded.
It has been adapted and developed based on up-to-date research carried out on the delivery of languages. Content has been sequenced in small steps to ensure pupils can handle and commit learning to long-term memory.