Our vision for learning French at Jericho Primary School is to provide a high quality and engaging KS2 curriculum for all pupils so that they are able to communicate effectively in another language as well as understand people from another culture.

Our aim is to enable all KS2 pupils to:

  • cover all the requirements of the National Curriculum for MFL
  • gain confidence and enjoyment in their ability to communicate their ideas and thoughts effectively in another languages leading on to further study at Key Stage 3
  • develop an awareness of their place in the global community
  • begin to understand how communication can create communities which are wider than geographical boundaries
  • value contributions of different peoples and cultures

The National Curriculum states that learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils 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 pupils to study and work in other countries.