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Modern Foreign Languages

At Croyland we aim to introduce modern foreign languages to our children, to develop an interest in learning another language and give them the confidence to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world.

The National Curriculum states that Modern Foreign Language teaching should provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should give children the opportunity to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in both speech and writing.

The Modern Foreign Language taught at Croyland is French. The subject is taught consistently across the school from Year 2 up to Year 6 by a bi-lingual specialist language teacher. All classes from Year 2 to Year 6 have a weekly French lesson.

At Croyland our French teaching follows The Catherine Cheater scheme of work for each year group in Key Stage 2. This ensures that our children learn the French language progressively and the children’s skills and vocabulary are built upon year on year.  Children are exposed to French culture though French books, songs and wider enrichment. Within sessions children recap prior learning as well as learning new vocabulary through a range of teaching approaches, focussing on practical communication. Our children develop their ability to write in French using different grammatical structures as they progress through Key Stage 2.

Our children leave Croyland Primary School, having experienced a high quality language curriculum, equipping them with solid foundations to continue to their learning.