All pupils at Ashton St Peter’s Primary School have the right to a rich and deep learning experience that includes the learning of the basics of an additional language. The study of Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and other activities can be carried out in languages other than English. Language learning provides an opening to other cultures. Pupils learn how to use languages to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures across our school and the wider community. In addition, understanding a modern foreign language can aid a child’s understanding of the building blocks which help form their own language.The process of learning a foreign language reinforces fluency and understanding of grammar, syntax, sentence structure and verbal precision. Increased capability in the use of languages can also promote initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
We teach a curriculum that enables our pupils to become effective users of language, and show an understanding and respect of different cultures in our local, national and global communities.
Through the teaching of French at Ashton St Peters, we aim to:
Teachers plan for the teaching and learning of French on a termly and weekly basis supported by a comprehensive scheme of work – Salut which covers all aspects of the MFL curriculum: speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural understanding, and progresses these skills and knowledge throughout Key Stage 2. Activities can consist of actions, rhymes, stories, songs, games, sentence structure, and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills.
Where possible, teachers and pupils use French in daily routines, for example, through answering the register and displaying the French date within the classroom. Pupils in upper Key Stage 2 also have the opportunity of an overseas educational visit to France, where they have the opportunity to put their acquired language knowledge and skills into action. Key Stage 1 pupils will become familiar with other languages through songs and games linked to the Creative curriculum.
Our MFL curriculum is fun and enjoyed by learners and planned to demonstrate progression through Key Stage 2. We measure the impact of our curriculum through: