At Rodbourne Cheney we want to ensure that our pupils develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as 'World Citizens' who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world. We aim to support students to understand other countries and cultures so that they can be more open and adaptable to new experiences; ensuring that each topic contains an element of cultural reference.
We are committed to developing strong, lifelong linguistic skills and to encourage pupils to become curious and interested in the world.? We want our pupils to have a love of languages, and aim to achieve this by nurturing a linguistic curiosity and an intrinsic motivation to explore and respect other cultures and people.
Studies have shown that in order to promote a deeper understanding children need to be exposed to bite sized chunks of new language on a frequent basis. We endeavour to build in these bite size exposure to Languages and other cultures in the classroom in order to allow pupils to apply their skills and knowledge.
To begin their language learning, we use some incidental French within the classroom in Key Stage 1 to ignite their curiosity, expose children to Language learning and make sure they have a positive start to Language learning in Year 3. From Year 3 to Year 6 we teach French weekly. We believe this will give the children a fantastic base to start their KS3 and Secondary School Language career on if they are positive and enthusiastic about language learning in KS2.