At Upper Beeding Primary school we believe that learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures.
Our intent is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage and foster children’s confidence and curiosity about language and deepen their understanding of the world.
Our MFL curriculum is designed to develop children skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Upper Beeding Primary School, children have weekly 30 minute lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2.
Areas covered include: salutations, numbers, colours, food and drink, the classroom, clothes, weather, and opinions.
Our intention is for children leaving Upper Beeding Primary school, to have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore, other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. They will be engaged and prepared to continue their language learning journey at Secondary School building on their language foundation.
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