Modern Foreign Language - French
Subject Leader: Miss Kolodziejczyk
As the UK is becoming an increasingly multicultural society, we have a duty to provide our children with an understanding of other cultures and languages.
Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. High-quality languages education fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. Teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
Children should be given the chance to learn a language in order to gain insights into their own lives and those of others around the world. They need the chance to make contact with people in other countries and cultures and to reflect upon their own cultural identities and those of other people.
We at Harlesden Primary School have a duty to ensure compliance with the revised National Curriculum and with the application of the new programmes of study and attainment targets. We understand that 'the National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the core knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.' We feel that our well-balanced curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Our aim is to:
- Understand and communicate in another language.
- Develop enthusiasm for language learning.
- Develop language skills and language learning skills.
- Gain confidence in interacting with others.
- Develop European awareness.
- Have an interest in foreign cultures and life-styles.
- Start to understand themselves and their culture.
- Tolerance and a willingness to work cooperatively.
- Those who have the opportunity, should travel abroad with enjoyment, confidence and interest.
- Receive a sound start for further development at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
Please see our French Curriculum Overview listed below.