At West Melton Primary School, we recognise the importance of different languages and that learning a modern foreign language provides freedom from insularity and deepens understanding across nations. A high-quality language education should build on and foster a child’s natural curiosity in their understanding of the world. Our teaching of modern foreign language should enable a child to understand and respond to speakers, both in speech and writing. There should also be a myriad of opportunities for them to write for different purposes so that they are able to communicate effectively. We understand that language teaching in KS2 opens doors and provides a foundation for learning further of languages later in life and to increase awareness of different countries and cultures.
At West Melton, we provide opportunities for learning French and Spanish as part of our MFL school curriculum which was developed in line with the National Curriculum.
The 2014 National Curriculum highlights the following aims for all children by the end of KS2:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- can write at varying lengths, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learned
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At West Melton Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures. It also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. The teaching of French and Spanish in KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.
How do I find out more about the curriculum?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mr A Krabbendam, Interim Headteacher, using the details on our contact us page.