At Kingsland CE Primary School we follow the Primary National Curriculum. Mr Powell, Miss Powis and Mr Nelson are the school's French leaders.
At Kingsland CE School, we teach French to children in Y3 – Y6, usually through a weekly class lesson. In addition to this, signing is promoted across the school, particularly in KS1.
Purpose of study
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils: