Learning a foreign language is part of the primary National Curriculum and is a requirement for all children within key stage 2 (KS2). Christ the King Voluntary Academy has adopted a whole school approach to the teaching of French to all KS2 pupils.
Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in the foreign language they are learning. Our goal is for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education.
Our MFL curriculum has been designed with the intention of providing our children with a rich, immersive, language experience. French has been chosen; it will be taught throughout KS2 to facilitate significant progress. Through learning French, the children will be provided with an opening to other cultures. They will gain a deeper understanding of the world, thus fostering curiosity in order to encourage them to be outward looking and open to what they can learn from other cultures.
Knowledge will be taught through rich, context-based and varied experiences that promote not only their communication skills, but also provide a firm foundation for developing their language learning skills for the future. The French learnt when speaking, reading and writing will provide a platform for further study, hopefully giving the children the confidence, passion and aspiration to study and work in other countries if they wish to in the future.