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It is our intent at Spring Bank Primary School to provide all of our children with a high quality education in the French language which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures and helps provide them with an understanding of the world. We aim to build the children’s ‘cultural capital’ so that they have a knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity between cultures. All pupils at Spring Bank Primary School will be expected to achieve their full potential in their foreign language learning (French) - the ultimate aim is that pupils will feel confident engaging in spoken French, develop skills in reading, listening and writing, and know how important languages will be in their future. Languages are an important aspect of Spring Bank Primary School due to so many different languages being spoken by our children. We believe that learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

Children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using sequenced units of work from the Wakefield Scheme (published by La Jolie Ronde). In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.

We encourage all pupils to develop a genuine interest and curiosity about languages which will help them to continue their language learning past KS2.

Please see the documents below for the overview of learning.