Modern Foreign Languages
Modern Foreign Languages at Cale Green Primary School
Learning a language helps the children at Cale Green increase their cultural capital through an exploration and appreciation of other cultures, people and communities. The Modern Foreign Languages curriculum is designed to provide the best possible education for all children as they learn together throughout Key Stage 2. Children from different backgrounds learn to listen and communicate with each other using a different language and they expand their horizons through an exploration of the wider world.
French lessons are based upon the suggested two year rolling programme provided by Culturetheque. These lessons are organised into modules which show a clear progression as the children move through Key Stage 2.
In Years 3 and 4 there is a primary focus on speaking, listening and initial vocabulary acquisition as well as some reading and writing. By years 5 and 6, the expectations have increased as children begin to apply their skills in more extensive reading and writing activities.
The children build on prior knowledge and the modules allow for gradual development of skills as they provide plenty of opportunities to revisit and consolidate. The lessons are fun, interactive and fast-paced, promoting good listening skills and encouraging lots of speaking throughout. An importance is placed on hearing authentic French and each lesson’s flipchart includes native speakers. There are also a mix of experiences such as songs, games and rhymes.
At Cale Green we have high expectations for every child as a learner as we prepare them for a bright and successful future. We aim to foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them as they explore different cultures, countries and people. By the end of Key Stage 2, children are equipped with extensive skills and knowledge of one language and have been encouraged to develop a love of languages which provides a secure foundation for future language studies.