Modern Foreign Languages (French)
Learning a language really does have a positive impact on a child's learning. It increases their cultural awareness and understanding, improves their speaking and listening skills and reinforces grammatical terminology which, as we know, features heavily in the new English curriculum. Primary pupils are very receptive to learning a new language, and most find it fun, developing their self-confidence and strong inter-personal skills through their learning. Learning a language also helps children in their future careers – as the world becomes more global there is more need for people who can communicate in different languages and are aware of other cultures
Our teaching and implementation of the Modern Foreign Languages is based on the National Curriculum. At Ranskill we have chosen to study French, beginning this formally in Key stage Two. At the start of Year Three children are introduced to the basics of introducing themselves and their families, and knowing key vocabulary including numbers, days and colours. Children go on to explore termly or half-termly topics including Animals, Food, Sport, Holidays, Seasons and France itself. Lessons vary from being listening focused, to building confidence with speaking and writing.