Purpose of study
Learning a foreign language is 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.
The National Curriculum in England: Key stages One and Two framework document, 2013, pg 193.
Essential Learning Objectives
At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop five essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of French.
To explore and understand similarities and differences between other cultures and our own.
To listen attentively to rhymes, songs, stories and spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation when using familiar vocabulary related to the language.
To read familiar words, phrases and simple writing accurately.
To express ideas by writing simple words, phrases and sentences.