At Burley Gate Primary School, our French curriculum was designed with the intent that all children in Key Stage 2, regardless of background, will enjoy the opportunity to learn to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Learning languages is proven to promote openness towards other cultures, foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, which matches perfectly with our school drivers of widening horizons and creating confident communicators, plus providing chances to work independently and with others. Children are encouraged to try language and learn from mistakes. We expect children to evaluate their use of French and consider improvements, continually striving to speak and write the most accurate, challenging French they can and to be proud of their ability to communicate in more than one language.
Recommended reads for Key Stage 2 French
These brilliant comics and picture books introduce a wider range of more complex vocabulary in a way that children will love. Some might even be familiar, well-loved tales retold in French.
At Burley Gate we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners. Teaching Modern Foreign Languages promotes an interest and curiosity about the wider world and a sense of international identity. Languages raise children’s awareness of being a global citizen.
Our aims of Modern Foreign Language teaching at Burley Gate.
- develop an enthusiasm for learning languages and to become aware of the benefits of understanding and speaking different languages;
- communicate in other languages by speaking and listening, reading and writing;
- respect and understand other cultures, heritage and multilingualism;
- become involved in the international dimension of the school through the development of links with other countries;
Burley Gate Primary uses Language Angels as the basis for its curriculum planning. This scheme ensures that the topics that the children study in French build upon prior learning. While there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each lesson, the planned progression built into the scheme of work means that the children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school. Throughout Key Stage 2, French is taught through a combination of dedicated language lessons, teaching language through other subject areas and using language for real purposes in daily classroom routines.