Hardwick Primary School's aim is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, predominantly French. Learning a second language will offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, key individuals and cultural differences. The intention is that pupils will feel able and encouraged to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2 and ultimately be working towards becoming life-long language learners.
During Key Stage 2, our children learn how to express their ideas and thoughts in French and develop their undestanding of how to respond to speakers in both speech and writing. In early years and key stage one, teachers are encouraged to teach ‘incidental French’. The curriculum allows children to develop and deepen their understanding of the French phonemic system and we provide opportunities for them to apply their learning in a wide range of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning.
BBC Bitesize is a great website to practice the vocabulary we are learning in school: