Subject Leader - Miss McKeever
At Hatch Warren Junior School we recognise that in terms of communications the world is shrinking. Our children will have to play their part in an ever changing global community where they will be communicating with people from many different cultures. In such a rapidly changing world, work and other activities are often carried out in languages other than English. By learning the basics of a foreign language they will:
Develop an interest in learning other languages.
Be empowered to communicate with others. Recognising the advantages that being able to communicate in another language offers.
Develop a natural love of another language and engage in its structure, pronunciation and purpose.
Develop a broad working vocabulary.
Be introduced to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun.
Recognise that language has structure and the structure varies from one language to another.
Recognise links to grammar in the English curriculum and its importance in building phrases and sentences in another language. By learning a new language they will improve their competence in their existing language
Learn about and respect how language is cornerstone to one’s culture and identity.
Learn about and respect cultural differences. Through this they will promote and celebrate intercultural understanding. This will, in turn, promote cultural, geographical and anthropological understanding of another culture.
Be able to understand and respond in verbal and written form.
Increase their confidence whilst allowing them to recognise and celebrate diversity within society.
Children will therefore foster the confidence to speak out aloud to each other with increasing fluency and increasingly accurate pronunciation.
They will have begun to write words, phrases and sentences in another language with increasing confidence.
Every other week, the children are asked 'What do you think of' a new celebrity.
They must answer using French vocabulary and the children love this interactive display.