Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
"To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world."
Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. 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 in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.
At Westbury Park Primary School:
Children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using the 'Salut' programme of study in addition to other resources. Areas covered include: numbers, colours, house and home, in town, food and drink, the classroom, clothes and hobbies.
At the end of Key Stage 2, children are given the opportunity to visit Normandy on a four day residential trip to apply the language skills they have learned and immerse themselves in a different language and culture.
It is intended that when children leave Westbury Park Primary, 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 with others in another language. They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at secondary School.
At the moment you can look up the annual planner for: