Modern Foreign Languages

The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for the pupils. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between French and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.

Currently all Key Stage 2 children receive 1 hour per week, per term provided by a French specialist. Languages are also be embedded into the curriculum. For example, conducting the register in French every morning or through warm up games in P.E.

The following documents provide an overview of the Modern Foreign Language Curriculum at Thatto Heath Community Primary School.

National Curriculum - Languages
Modern Foreign Language Policy
Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Map

Thatto Heath Community Primary School

Hobart Street
Thatto Heath
St. Helens
Headteacher: Mrs. Catherine Ireland
Main Contact: Mrs. Lisa Coates
SENDCO: Mrs. Louise McCallion
T: 01744 678710

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