“Every child should have the opportunity throughout Key Stage 2 to study a foreign language and develop their interest in the culture of other nations. They should have access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities, making use of native speakers and e-learning. By age 11 they should have the opportunity to reach a recognised level of competence on the Common European Framework and for that achievement to be recognised through a national scheme. The Key Stage 2 language learning programme must include at least one of the working languages of the European Union and be delivered at least in part in class time.”
The Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages
At Our Lady and Saint Peter RC Primary School school we aim for the children to be aware of the multi-cultural world through teaching a modern foreign language. We provide all of our pupils in both key stages the opportunity to learn and experience languages and other cultures.
In KS2, French will be taught for 1 hour a week. This will be approached by teaching a discrete 30 minute session & then this learning will be supported by short inputs throughout the week; for example during the register. This time may also be used flexibly and blocked to allow time for a French day or week to incorporate longer studies.