At Wisborough Green Primary School, we link our teaching of languages to children’s knowledge and understanding of the world and other cultures.
Our key aims for Languages are:
- To develop our pupils as global citizens, appreciating the languages and cultures of countries other than their own.
- To encourage them to experiment with common foreign languages, which they may use in real life contexts such as holidays or school trips.
- To learn and practise the skills associated with language learning.
Across the school, children take part in celebrations of language, including our school partnership projects through E-Twinning, European Day of Languages, and the learning of songs and stories from different cultures and countries.
Within Key Stage 2, pupils learn French as a key language, including spoken and written activities, with additional languages that may be relevant to any specific topic learning. For example, they experience Latin when learning about Ancient Rome, which exposes them to grammatical constructs useful in English grammar.