From September 2014, as part of a new National curriculum, learning a foreign language has become a requirement for children within Key Stage 2. At Manor Oak we have chosen to deliver French as our Modern Foreign Language.
Learning a foreign language provides our children with an understanding of other cultures and languages. Our aim at Manor Oak is for the children to develop positive attitudes to learning a language throughout their life and to create enthusiastic learners. This is achieved through quality planning and teaching which suits the needs of all children.
The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
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
Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
French is taught in a whole class setting by Mrs Harper, the Modern Foreign Languages Co-ordinator. Each class, in Key Stage 2, has a timetabled lesson of 30 minutes per week.