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Foreign Languages

At Kehelland Village School, we aim to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious Foreign Languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our KS2 pupils, using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel enthused and able to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2. Our school has chosen French as its Modern Foreign Language.


Intent

The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding the lessons enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, developing a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.


Implementation

We use the Kapow Primary French scheme to teach French to all KS2 pupils. This introduces language knowledge and skills in a systematic way over the four years of KS2, within the context of exciting and relevant topics, such as food, transport, space, the Olympics and Eurovision.The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught and all necessary grammar is covered in an age-appropriate way across the KS2 classes. Lessons are lively, including the use of puppets, games, stories and role play. Videos featuring native French speakers ensure correct pronunciation, and also give children a virtual glimpse into French life, enhancing inter cultural understanding.


Impact

Children will develop language skills systematically as they move from Y3 to Y6, with opportunities for the regular revision of knowledge, vocabulary and grammar, all the while building upon them at greater depth. We hope that our Year 6 children will leave school with the skills, enthusiasm and confidence to continue their modern foreign language learning at secondary school.