The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for the pupils. At Lumbertubs, where we teach French, 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. We aim to:
• foster an interest in learning other languages;
• provide an enjoyable and challenging languages curriculum
• introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun;
• stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language;
• encourage children to be aware that language has structure and that the structure differs from one language to another
• help the children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries;
• develop their speaking and listening skills;
• lay the foundations for future study;
• extend language teaching beyond mother tongue learning.
The curriculum is delivered using twinkl planit a resource to support teaching and learning of French.