As from 2014, learning a foreign language is a statutory requirement for all primary schools.
At Barlow, pupils will learn French from Year 3 to Year 6. The teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It also provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.
National Curriculum aims
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
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 length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
Below is a link to the Key Stage 2 expectations that have been put together with teachers in the Dronfield cluster and in consultation with Dronfield Henry Fanshawe to ensure that pupils should move on to Key Stage 3 with a similar knowledge and understanding of the language they have been taught.