At Little Sutton Church of England Primary School, we aim to broaden our children’s horizons and introduce them to the wider world. Learning a foreign language provides the perfect vehicle to do this. We believe that studying a modern foreign language is more than just learning how to communicate in a different language it is about developing an international outlook and gaining an enhanced understanding of the world and other cultures. In a world of international trade, travel and opportunity this has never been more crucial.
“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.” ― Chinese Proverb
Through carefully planned lessons, we seek to enthuse, excite and enhance our children’s interest, knowledge and skills in using a different language and provide a spark to ignite their curiosity of other cultures. At the same time, we also aim to lay down the foundations on which further languages can be learnt at Key Stage 3. Learning a language equips pupils to express themselves in new ways and communicate to a greater audience. This develops their immediate sense of belonging to the wider world and starts to prepare them for possible opportunities to study and work in other countries in the future.
To the right, you will find our French curriculum statement, overview and progression of skills.