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Modern Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures.  A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.  The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and feelings 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 and learn new ways of thinking.  


At Roselands Primary School, children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2. In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills.  This is often through games, songs and collaborative activities.  As children acquire knowledge and skills, these will be embedded through reading and writing.  Children will move on to learn grammatical structures - including the importance of verbs - alongside new vocabulary.


It is intended that when children leave Roselands Primary School, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages.  We want children to accept that in a multilingual society, it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.  They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at Secondary School.