Learning a language is a life skill that provides clear benefits, including:
- increased employment prospects
- confidence to communicate when abroad
Research shows that learning a language at an early age can improve academic performance.
Learning a modern foreign language is a requirement in the national curriculum for Key Stage 2. It prepares pupils for further learning, both at secondary school and beyond. After speaking with local secondary schools, we chose to teach French throughout KS2. This will develop a broad range of skills for pupils to build on. The aim is to foster a passion for learning languages.
A qualified French teacher give lessons to each class once a week and follows the Language Angels scheme of work. Children learn vocabulary, grammar and aspects of other countries' cultures.