Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking.
Language teaching should provide the foundation of learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.

                                                                                                                                                                       The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

1. Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.                2. 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.                                                                                                                3. Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.                                                                                                                      4. Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

At Biscovey Academy children receive lessons in French using the Mr. French programme of study in addition to other resources. Areas covered include; numbers, colours, the French alphabet, dates and birthdays, the weather, food and drink, sports and hobbies.

It is intended that when children leave Biscovey Academy they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively in another language.  They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at secondary school.



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