As written in the National Curriculum, the purpose of studying a foreign language is as follows:
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.
At Worthinghead Primary School, we have chosen to study French. This is taught on a weekly basis throughout Key Stage 2. Within lessons, activities are planned to provide opportunities for children to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
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