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Our intent at Grove Lea Primary School is to follow the National Curriculum requirements for the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages. Modern Foreign Languages are taught in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) in accordance with the Programme of Study. The National Curriculum requirements are:
An appropriate balance of spoken and written language
Pupils learn to speak in sentences, with appropriate pronunciation
Pupils learn to express simple ideas with clarity
Pupils learn to write phrases and short sentences from memory
Pupils develop an understanding of basic grammar
Pupils become acquainted with songs and stories in the target language
Teaching focuses on making substantial progress in one language across the Key Stage
To achieve these requirements, we follow the progression grids that map out what is expected of each year group throughout Key Stage 2 in the teaching of French. This enables us to monitor the progress of the children's learning of the language as they move throughout school, to ensure they make substantial progress across all areas of the language: speaking and listening skills, writing skills and reading skills. Each teacher teaching French will use the progression grids to inform their Long Term Plans and ensure there is a cohesion of learning between year groups. We believe that the learning of and immersion in other languages and cultures is extremely important, in order for our children to broaden their understanding of the world, other people and different cultures.