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At Hippings Methodist Primary School we are very fortunate to have a Language specialist who teaches French. All pupils in KS2 receive a weekly French lesson where they enjoy the challenge of learning another language and develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.By developing the knowledge and skills required to learn another language, our pupils are able to apply these skills to any language that they may encounter at the High school that they choose to attend.

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  2. 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
  3. can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  4. discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

At Hippings Methodist Primary School:

Children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using the resources and units of work from Rigolo French, in addition to other resources. In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.

It is intended that when children leave Hippings Methodist Primary, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore, other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.  They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at Secondary School.