At Falla Park we are keen to promote the study of one foreign language in depth (French), and to develop interest and a positive attitude to foreign languages in general. We are conscious of the value of world communication, despite the dominance of English as an international language.
At Falla Park School, through the teaching of French, we aim to:
- Enable children to understand and communicate in another language.
- Develop enthusiasm for language learning.
- Develop language skills and language learning skills.
- Give the children confidence in interacting with others.
- Increase the children’s European and world awareness.
- Awaken an interest in foreign cultures and life-styles.
- Develop the children’s understanding of themselves and their culture.
- Encourage tolerance and a willingness to work co-operatively.
- Give a sound start for further development at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
Planning ensures progression through the key stage. Increased knowledge should be more evident in years 5/6 where children should have acquired a larger vocabulary, a wider range of expression, and the ability to use the structures learnt to create their own verbal and written sentences in French. French is taught across Key Stage on a weekly basis.
The Languages programme follows the new national curriculum in conjunction with the North Tyneside Pathways scheme of work and the Interactive ICT program – Linguascope.