At Nyewood Junior School we believe that the learning of an additional language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children an additional perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.
The government changes mean that the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages is now compulsory at Key Stage Two. We use 'language Angels' planning to reflect this new curriculum, encouraging the children to learn not only about the culture of France, but also allowing them to become familiar with some useful aspects of the language.
French lessons take place within class with differentiation being offered through visual and practical activities as well as peer and teacher support.
The curriculum encourages the children's engagement with the subject through practical activities including interactive songs, repetition of vocabulary, role play and much more. The aim is to allow the children to experience the culture and language on a visual and functional level in order to offer a degree of confidence as they progress through their academic and social life.