Foreign Languages promote an interest and curiosity about the wider world and a sense of international identity. Languages raise children’s awareness of being a global citizen.
Our aims of Foreign Language education are to enable all children to develop an enthusiasm for learning languages and to become aware of the benefits of:
• Understanding and speaking different languages;
• Communicating in other languages by speaking and listening, reading and writing;
• Respecting and understanding other cultures, heritage and multilingualism;
• Becoming involved in global learning and the international dimension of the school through the development of links with other countries
• Being responsible global citizens who are well prepared for education, life and work
At Adderley Primary School we make Foreign Languages an enjoyable learning experience. Our specialist Languages teacher has compiled a tailored curriculum which covers the requirement at both key stages.
In Years 2 & 3
Children learn Italian.
Children will have access to the language through rhymes and songs. The opportunities for speaking and listening will develop an awareness of the language and the use of authentic materials will provide an introduction to Italian culture. In year 3, the children will also focus on writing and will continue to develop their speaking skills by communicating in full sentences on various topics.
In Years 4, 5 & 6
Children learn French.
Children will continue to develop their language skills with rhymes and songs and will also be introduced to the written word. They will be able to communicate in the language by speaking, reading and writing. Teaching and learning will involve repetition of language using a variety of methods, including games and role play. The use of ICT is an integral part of foreign language teaching, the use of CD ROMs and the internet will provide children with a direct insight into other cultures and provides a method of communicating with other countries.
Language Ambassadors celebrate the diversity of cultures at our innovative school. With a wide range of spoken languages, we endeavour to embrace all of our communities by delivering a wide range of language support across the curriculum.
The school also provides an afternoon French club where the speaking, reading and writing skills are enhanced through various activities and games, supporting children in developing a solid linguistic competence throughout this academic year
Learning Foreign Languages at Home
At Adderley Primary School we work in close partnership with parents to support the learning of Foreign Languages outside the classroom and help children improve their French and Italian linguistic skills .
Here are some suggestions of resources that parents can use to encourage children to enhance their language learning at home.