Wendell Park Primary School

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Cobbold Road, London, W12 9LB

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Foreign Languages

Children in KS2  learn French through a variety of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities. We hope to share their knowledge in assemblies as we did last year.

Purpose of Study
Learning a foriegn language provides an opening to other cultures, A high quality languages education should foster pupils' curioisty 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 provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Pupils are taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding;
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words;
  • engage in conversation; ask and answer questions;
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures;
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audience;
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing;
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems, and rhymes in the language;
  • broaden their vocabuary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary;
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing;
  • understand basic grammar.