At St Peter’s Primary School, the children are learning French. The study of Modern Foreign Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in Modern Foreign Languages other than English.
Pupils use Modern Foreign Languages to communicate information responsibly and creatively. In addition, understanding a modern foreign language increases a child’s understanding of their own language. Increased capability in the use of Modern Foreign Languages can also promote initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
Through our teaching of Modern Foreign Languages we aim to:
- Ensure every child has the opportunity throughout Key Stage 2 to study a foreign language and develop their interest in the culture of other nations
- Ensure pupils’ learning is enriched in a broad curriculum to which Modern Foreign Languages contribute
- Develop an enthusiastic and positive attitude to language learning
- Develop language skills further – speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- Listen attentively to spoken language
- Engage in conversations
- Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- Broaden their vocabulary
- Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, expressing their ideas clearly.
- Use cross curricular links, for example learning about topics already covered in geography, science or history but learning the key words in the designated