At St Michael’s CE VA Primary School, we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social, and cultural experience for our children. It helps them to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, and writing and in addition, children’s knowledge of how language works develops the foundations for further language learning in future.
Learning another language also gives our children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand both their own culture and those of others. This links with the importance we place on global learning and becoming a global citizen in our school. It is intended that when children leave St Michael’s CE VA Primary School, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures, and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society, it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. They will be enthusiastic and well-prepared to continue language learning at secondary school.
In order to deliver a progressive and immersive French curriculum, we use Kapow Primary. This ensures that children are taught to develop oracy, literacy, and intercultural understanding over the course of their time in Key Stage Two.