Teacher: Madame Detrez
Subject Lead: Mrs Seaton
At Banks Road, the children learn the French language through games, songs and actions as well as developing their knowledge and understanding of the country and its culture. Language learning is more than just learning to speak and write in a different language. It is learning about festivals and traditions from countries where the language is spoken which helps children appreciate other cultures so that they can take a place in our global society.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
By the end of Key Stage Two, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language and should focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The teaching should provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. It should enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.