Modern Foreign Language

Mrs Buckley

At Barnwood we believe that the learning of a modern foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of learning a foreign language in our school are:

  • to foster an interest in learning other languages;
  • to introduce the children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun;
  • to develop an appreciation of the diversity of languages;
  • to add an international dimension to pupils’ learning;
  • to help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries;
  • to develop speaking and listening skills;
  • to understand and communicate in a new language;
  • to lay the foundations for future study.

The Curriculum

At Barnwood the children are taught a foreign language in Key Stage 2, with the children receiving a practical session weekly.    

Children have the opportunities to:

  • ask and answer questions;
  • use correct pronunciation and grammar;
  • memorise words and phrases;
  • interpret meaning;
  • understand basic grammar;
  • work in pairs and groups to communicate in a modern foreign language;
  • gain an insight into life in another culture.