National Curriculum 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.
How is Languages Taught at Colville Primary School?
Pupils at Colville are exposed to languages from the moment they enter EYFS. In these settings they explore simple greetings, songs and rhymes in different languages. Children begin learning formal French language lessons from Year 3 onwards. They have regular lessons throughout the year. French is one of the main languages studied at the secondary schools our pupils attend and we feel learning the same language throughout KS2 helps progression and a feeling of accomplishment. Our curriculum is based on the Rising Stars French scheme of work because their approach to repetition, interactivity, purposeful communication and skill building meets the needs of our pupils well.