We believe that learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. It also allows children to develop a curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. At Ashby Fields Primary School we teach children language skills throughout school, encouraging children to learn basic phrases such as ‘good morning’ ‘hello’ ‘good afternoon’ and ‘goodbye’ from Reception. We celebrate those languages spoken at home by making our English as an additional language (EAL) learners badges to show their super power is being able to speak another language.
In Key stage 2, children are taught French as part of our curriculum.
We follow the Twinkl French scheme of work which is carefully planned to ensure a progressive coverage of the skills outlined in the National Curriculum. It gives children the opportunity to understand and respond to spoken and written language. Pupils are encouraged to speak with increasing confidence, finding ways to communicate ideas, facts and feelings with others. Children are taught through a range of different topics that progress through the years including ‘All About Me’, ‘Family and Friends’ ‘School Life’, ‘Holidays and Hobbies’ and ‘Shopping’.