Aims of the Subject
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 they have learnt
discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
At Brize Norton School we embrace and promote a love of other cultures. Learning a foreign language is an integral part of this ethos. as well as being good fun so we start from Year One (two years earlier than
required by the National Curriculum.)
The main language studied is French because we have a French specialist in school and also this is one of the languages studied in most of the secondary schools our children go on to attend.
How French is Taught
Children are taught through songs, games and by developing confidence in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Once a year, the Year 4 children have the opportunity to go to a languages day at Burford School where they take part in a range of activities exploring different languages from around the world.
What the children say
"It’s exciting and fun learning a new language"
"I like being able to learn French because then I can go to France on holiday and speak to people."
" There are some really cool words that we get to learn!"