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Purpose of Study

At Castle Camps Primary School we are keen to promote the study of a foreign language because of its increasing importance in the modern world. We want to embed language learning into our curriculum. This has been recognised in the National Curriculum where there is the statutory commitment to give every child between the ages of 7 and 11 the opportunity to learn a new language. Enriching the curriculum and releasing children’s creative energy through sport, drama, music and languages reinforces their understanding of the basics and helps them enjoy a broader, more balanced curriculum.

The experience of learning and using a foreign language makes its unique contribution to the whole curriculum by taking children out of the familiar environment which is pervaded by English and allowing them to explore the life-style and culture of another land through the medium of its language. This in turn provides a satisfying, enjoyable and intellectually challenging experience for children in coping with a different linguistic medium.

 

Aims

Ensure that all pupils

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.

  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.

  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.

  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied

 

Subject Content

In Early Years and Key Stage 1, pupils can be introduced to foreign languages by their class teacher through the use of songs, stories and games which fit in with their topics and daily routines. In Key Stage 2 all pupils learn French as a discrete curriculum subject. Class 3 is taught by the class teacher and follows La Jolie Ronde scheme of work, which introduces basic vocabulary and simple conversation. Classes 4 and 5 are taught by Madame Kelly. Their schemes of work complement, as far as possible, the IPC topic for the term. Lesson objectives ensure that pupils are progressively developing linguistic skills and understanding, in accordance with the National Curriculum programme of Study.

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