Key Stage Two children are learning French in School, we use a structured programme, to ensure pupils cover the key learning to have basic skills by the time they leave Primary Education. The focus is on speaking and listening and developing an interest in other languages but pupils are encouraged to write in French and construct their own sentences. As part of this, we learn about the culture and history of French speaking countries.
At Thornhill and Arlecdon Primary School we believe that children should have the chance to develop creatively and to express themselves in a variety of ways. We believe that children will enhance their lives by being able to communicate with users of other languages and being confident to explore the cultures of other countries around the world.
Our Early Years Curriculum enables children to explore and develop in knowledge and skill through themes. Languages are not expressly taught in the Early Years, however children are expected to know the following:
- That there are a variety of languages spoken in the UK and around the world.