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St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School

St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School

Languages (Key Stage 2)

Curriculum Statement of intent: 

We believe it is important for our children to have a good foundation in the French language. This acts as a platform for learning in secondary education and improves local employment opportunities in the future. Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. 

The aim of our curriculum is to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world and other cultures, leading them to value the importance of learning about other cultures and their languages.  It enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. Our language teaching fosters a love of language learning and provides the foundation for our pupils to become life-long language learners, opening the possibility for them to study and work in other countries. we hope to start pupils on the route of learning a variety of languages as they get older, as well as preparing them effectively for further language learning in Key Stage 3. 

Through the teaching of French at St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School our aim is that, by the time the pupils have left us in Year 6, our pupils will have had: 

  • The opportunity to develop their interest in the culture of another nation, community and belief 
  • Access to high-quality teaching and learning opportunities 
  • Have had exposure to simple commands including day-to-day French language including days, months, numbers and classroom instructions. 
  • Developed an increased wider cultural understanding through our enriched and varied curriculum to which languages contribute. 

Subject Leader – Mrs Rachel Hindle