Our languages curriculum allows our children to focus primarily on French as French is a language taught in the majority of our link high schools. We wanted our children to be able to focus on one foreign language as well as truly master their language learning skills which can then be applied to learning other foreign languages in their further education. Our French curriculum is organised into half-termly topics using the Primary Languages Network scheme of work for French. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, outlined in the National Curriculum, are covered within these topics each half term to ensure they are mastered by the end of KS2. We felt that it is important for our pupils to be exposed to French on a weekly basis to allow them adequate time to master and embed their learning. The KS2 curriculum is split into topics which allows the pupils to become immersed in French culture as well as learning language skills which will be transferable to learning other languages.
Our French curriculum allows our pupils to gain a better understanding of other cultures and aims to banish French stereotypes. Through our languages curriculum, we expose children to a new culture in order for them to gain a better understanding of a wider range of cultures in our world. We believe that equipping our children with the skills to learn to communicate in another language will encourage them to be more tolerant and understanding of other cultures and equip them for the wider world.
At Wolverham Primary school, we celebrate our different heritages and cultures and encourage children to share the different languages they speak at home. We believe that encouraging our children to speak about and share their different cultures including their languages will help them become more understanding of our differences within our community and in the wider world.