At The Blue School we follow the new National Curriculum for languages.
We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works.
Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.
Although Primary Languages cuts across the curriculum, children are taught specific skills, concepts and vocabulary in a weekly dedicated lesson with the specialist native languages teacher. The language chosen by our school is French. French is taught at Key Stage Two for 30 minutes per week in year 3 and 40 minutes in year 4-5-6.
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Intercultural understanding: the children will learn to:
Primary Languages teaching at The Blue School is fully inclusive. No child is excluded by reason of a learning difficulty, or because they have English as an additional language. Experience has indeed shown that such children can derive particular benefit from taking part in Primary Languages learning activities in which they may be less disadvantaged than in other areas of the curriculum.