Weaving a journey as a linguist at Brooklands Farm
At Brooklands Farm Primary School we weave our language learning journey throughout a broad and balanced curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum, and the core language taught is French. We believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with the aim of making substantial progress in French. We aim to build the children’s ‘cultural capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. This will help to lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our French curriculum will ensure that all children develop language learning skills, as set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about another culture. The children will learn:
- To develop an interest in learning other languages.
- To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating.
- To encourage children’s confidence and creative skills.
- To stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language.
- To read fluently and understand the main points and some of the detail in short written texts.
- To write imaginatively short texts on familiar topics and use knowledge of grammar to enhance or change the meaning of phrases.
- To speak confidently: understand the main points in spoken language, give short talks and take part in conversations.
- To understand a different culture and help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries to our won.
Opportunities are built across all curriculum subjects and our approach ensures that children are empowered to become confident learners and lead fulfilled lives as citizens of our local and their wider communities.
Languages in our community