At St Luke’s, we teach modern foreign languages in order to provide an opening to other cultures, fostering pupils’ curiosity and deepening their understanding of the world.
In Reception and Key Stage one, the focus is on ensuring children have an understanding and appreciation of languages and take pride in home languages and multilingualism.
In Key stage 2, pupils learn French. The teaching provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language with the focus being on practical communication. We aim to enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing. We provide opportunities for pupils to study a range of writing genres in French – plays, instructions, narratives, letters and factual recounts. Language proficiency goes hand in hand with Intercultural Understanding so at appropriate points in the year children will learn about key traditions in the French speaking world.
We aim to promote confidence and provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to become world citizens.