French at West Wittering School.
At West Wittering School we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and culture 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.
At West Wittering School, we teach French to our key stage 2 children using the ‘Language Angels’ scheme of work. We believe learning a language should be engaging, fun and encourage a ‘have a go’ attitude. Language learning activities are planned in such a way as to encourage the full participation of all pupils. Work is differentiated as appropriate to the needs of individual children. We will give our children the confidence to express themselves in another language and foster a curiosity to find out more about other cultures.
Aims and Objectives:
To foster an interest in learning of other languages.
To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun.
To help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
To develop their speaking and listening skills.
KS2 children have 60 minutes of French a week, in order to ensure progression and skill development. We also take opportunities during the school day to practice our language skills. These include answering the morning and afternoon register in French, counting and learning a new ‘word of the day.’