Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages is currently taught in Key Stage 2, with Years 3 and 4 learning Spanish and Years 5 and 6 learning French. We aim to ensure that all pupils can understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources. To speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions. To write for different purposes and audiences and to discover and develop an appreciation for the language and culture studied.

We aim for our pupils to listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding. To explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words. To engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others. Begin to develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases. Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences. To read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing. Develop an appreciation of stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language, as well as describing people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.

This also links into our new International school learning, enabling the children to be global citizens with a growing awareness of the world around them.