Pipworth Community

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Pipworth Community

Primary School

Pipworth Community

Foreign Language

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Our Foreign Language curriculum enables our children to make substantial progress in our chosen language of French. In addition, it lays the foundations of how to learn a language and it helps our children develop an appreciation of how language works.

Through coherently planned and sequenced lessons, we aim to help children understand French as well as teaching them how to communicate their own ideas - both verbally and in writing - by embedding the three pillars of progression: phonology, key grammatical structures and vocabulary.

 The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas. In addition, the children will be taught how to look up and research language they are unsure of and they will have a bank of reference materials to help them with their spoken and written tasks going forward. This bank of reference materials will develop into a reference library to help pupils recall and build on previous knowledge throughout their primary school language learning journey.

 The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.

 At Pipworth Community Primary School, we have a rich and diverse range of cultures and we believe that through studying a foreign language we can develop strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community. Through language teaching we are also able to acknowledge and include our ethnic diversity.

Language Policy

Language Overview

National Curriculum

Language Angels Scheme

Skills Progression

Sample Lesson Plan

Sample Unit Summary

Sample Vocabulary List

Sample Knowledge Organiser