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Kensworth CE Academy

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Modern Foreign Languages

​Intent
At Kensworth CE Academy we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills, including the key skills of speaking and listening, and extends their knowledge of how language works. additionally, learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. Children in Years 3 – 6 learn French.


Kensworth CE Academy aims to provide children with opportunities to speak in their family language, to share their knowledge of the customs, heritage and culture of their family language, in EYFS and throughout the school. We believe that it is vital for all children to develop their understanding and knowledge of the wider world and to become more aware of the diversity of cultures that makes up our modern society.

We intend:
To deliver high quality French teaching, so that our pupils develop enjoyment, confidence and accuracy of pronunciation in speaking French;
To begin to prepare pupils for developing skills at a higher level in French, to prepare them for a future in the workplace, at home or in other countries.
To provide a flexible, progressive curriculum, that meets the national curriculum requirements in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and intercultural understanding, that enables children of all abilities to be challenged and make progress.


"I think it's hugely important to be able to speak another language. It unlocks areas of the world you may have never seen yourself before and gives you the chance to meet and learn from people across the globe." - Andrew Muir, Animator
 
Implementation
We provide high-quality language instruction to KS2 pupils, to inspire enjoyment, confidence, accuracy and enthusiasm in developing language skills, and an awareness of the wider world, beyond their experience.
Celebrate and value the diversity of languages represented in our school community.
Languages and cultures are celebrated through the festival calendar. (Nativity performed in French by Year 3)
Where appropriate, cultures and languages are taught through Theme sessions

Impact

End of year assessment/ attainment data showing progress

Children are engaged & excited to be learning a new language showing increased participation, confidence and fluency in spoken French.

Pupils have developed an awareness, which they can articulate, about the diversity of languages and people in the wider community.

Celebrating cultures provides links to our wider curriculum, British Values and knowledge of life ‘outside the village’.

Pupils will have developed the skills and knowledge required to prepare them for middle/secondary school.

 

Modern foreign languages progression

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