Learning French at Kehelland Village School
At Kehelland Village School, we aim to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious Languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our KS2 pupils, using a wide variety of topics and themes. Our school has chosen French as its Modern Foreign Language. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their language learning. 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.
Research shows that children acquire language skills optimally from a very young age. The Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children in Longships Class therefore also have short, weekly French lessons, learning very simple phrases and basic vocabulary, through exciting songs, stories and active games.
The subject leader for Languages is Mrs. Marion Davies. Mrs. Davies is an enthusiastic linguist, having studied German, Latin and Italian to O level, Welsh to A level and French to degree level. She is delighted to lead French teaching at Kehelland.