At Folksworth Primary School we believe that learning a foreign language is enormously beneficial for young people. We aim to foster in our pupils a curiosity and a love of learning about the world and an understanding of the multi-cultural global and local community in which they live. Through the teaching of French in Key Stage 2, we aim to build on children’s natural curiosity about the world that is sparked and fostered during the younger years and develop their inter-cultural understanding, respect and tolerance.
We use a the ‘La Jolie Ronde,’ scheme of work to build children’s skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our intention is that when our pupils leave us they are confident and increasingly proficient communicators in French. They will be able to make themselves understood when speaking about various key topics about themselves and their lives, and will be able to understand and respond to others. Through this curriculum we want our pupils to leave us with an enthusiasm for language learning that will stay with them as they move to secondary school and beyond, enabling them to study or work in other countries if they wish.