A Warmingham International Speaker
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Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Why are Foreign Languages Important?
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The 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.
RCSAT’s Vision for Foreign Languages - On completion of the Foreign Languages curriculum our pupils will have:
- Listened attentively to spoken language and showed understanding by joining in and responding.
- Explored the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
- Engaged in conversations; asked and answered questions; expressed opinions and responded to those of others; sought clarification and help.
- Spoken in simple sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
- Developed more accurate pronunciation and intonation.
- Presented ideas and information orally.
- Read carefully and showed understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
- Appreciated stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.
- Broadened their vocabulary and developed their ability to understand new words.
- Wrote phrases from memory, and adapted these to create new sentences.
- Described people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.
- A good awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
French at Warmingham
At Warmingham Primary School, all children in Key Stage Two learn French. Through our lessons we aim to instil a confidence and enthusiasm for learning languages in all of our children. We do this by playing games, learning songs, taking part in role plays, listening to stories, and finding as many opportunities as we can to practise speaking French.
Within our language lessons we adopt a child-led approach. We start each term by asking the children for ideas about what topics they would like to cover in French. Once the basics have been covered in Year 3 and 4, we can move on to building vocabulary within these chosen topics.