On here you'll find the Millbrook Languages policy and pictures of our recent French Day. Visit us again soon to find out about other exciting things which are happening in Languages throughout the year.
At Millbrook Primary School we believe that we must provide an opportunity for early language learning in order to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Learning another language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience, laying the foundation for future language learning. As part of Every Child Matters, learning another language particularly allows children to enjoy and achieve their best, and to understand and achieve economic well-being.
The overall aim for Languages is to enrich learning for all pupils and to ensure that teachers develop confidence and competence to teach Languages effectively. We want Languages to be embedded within the curriculum so that pupils can see links between learning languages and other areas of learning.
We have chosen French as the major modern foreign language that all children will be exposed to because the majority of the Secondary Schools that our pupils move onto offer French. French is also one of the world’s most widely spoken languages. We have already established links with a French primary school which the Languages coordinator has visited.
We have also implemented the teaching of half an hour French a fortnight in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.