Children at Yohden Primary will develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages such as French. They will develop resilience in language learning as well as the enjoyment of it. Students will acquire language learning strategies for memorisation and retrieval as well as for listening, reading and understanding. We aim for our children to appreciate and be able to copy the sound of the language at text level through songs, stories and rhymes. As well as manipulating language to speak or write sentences creatively using prior knowledge of grammar and key features. They will have some understanding of cultural differences and similarities. This will lay the foundations for future language learning.
At Yohden Primary School we have chosen French as a focussed Modern Foreign language, as this will enabled children to build a good foundation to help prepare for their secondary school. French is taught from Year 3 to Year 6 to help prepare those children to better understand how to articulate English in Key Stage 1 before they continue their education in Key Stage 2.
British Values and Personal Development
Students can explore individual liberty using a variety of media; texts, audio and video. The study of modern languages gives numerous opportunities to explore individual liberty as a concept which applies in different ways in different countries which are part of British values. Children also explore individual freedom by discussing their options after completing their courses. This provides an opportunity to refer to individual liberty to make choices in terms of progressing in education or future careers.
In French classes there will be opportunities to discuss tolerance and mutual respect through class discussions and the choice of materials which are studied. In addition, the student code of conduct is the basis for student behaviour. Good working relationships in the classroom promotes effective learning. These are based on mutual respect and tolerance. Within lessons, children are provided with opportunities to appreciate and understand the French culture, as well as being able to know the similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, communities and traditions.