“Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.”
The National Curriculum (DfE, 2014)
At Woolpit Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on promoting respect and understanding of others within our pupils. We appreciate the significant role that learning a foreign language and exploring other cultures can play in nurturing these essential qualities. Our French curriculum aims to instil both a love of language learning and an awareness of other cultures within our children.
How do we teach French?
We teach French to our Key Stage Two pupils using the Kapow Primary scheme of work. Through inspiring topics and engaging activities, this high-quality curriculum fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world.
Five key strands run throughout our curriculum to ensure our pupils leave Year Six as confident and enthusiastic French linguists. The over-arching strand – Language Detective Skills – is crucial to developing resilient and independent language learners, who can grow and transfer their skills to learn other languages later in life.