Modern Foreign Languages
At Lower Peover, we recognise that learning a modern foreign language is a statutory entitlement for all children during their time in Key Stage 2. However, as we are committed to the principle that learning another language helps foster a curiosity and deeper understanding of other cultures and the world in general, French is also taught in EYFS and key Stage 1.
We believe that learning to understand, speak, read, and write another language at school will provide the basis for learning other languages, which in turn will provide important opportunities for future study and work in other countries.
Our main objectives in the teaching of French are to promote the development of linguistic competence and confidence in speaking and writing as well as an understanding and awareness of the world and other cultures.
To accomplish this, we will help the children to do the following:
- familiarise themselves with the sounds and written form of French.
- develop language-learning skills.
- begin to understand a new language and communicate in it.
- make comparisons between languages.
- learn about different countries and their people.
- develop a positive attitude towards the learning of foreign languages in general.
- use their knowledge of the foreign language with growing confidence, both to understand what they hear and read, and to express themselves in speech and writing.
- acquire, through all the above, a sound basis for further study at Key Stage 3 and beyond.