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Bishopton Primary School

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Modern Languages

Modern Foreign Languages


In our school we teach a foreign language to all Key Stage 2 children as part of the normal school curriculum. Learning a foreign language introduces pupils to other cultures and broadens their horizons. A high-quality languages education should inspire pupils’ curiosity and improve their understanding of the world. The teaching should allow children to express their thoughts in another language and communicate successfully, both in speech and writing. Learning a foreign language enhances development of communication skills, including speaking and listening. Learning a foreign language extends pupils knowledge of how language works. In Bishopton we believe that language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages in a secondary school. 


We teach a foreign language to children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 for up to an hour per week. The class teacher normally teaches the class and on occasions, a specialist French teacher will lead some creative workshops for themed curriculum days. 


Learning French can be during an allocated time period in the weekly timetable, or practised within the class’s daily routine, for example, taking the register and classroom commands.  


In weekly French lessons in Key Stage 2, we follow the CGP Salut! scheme of work. This ensures that our MFL curriculum meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and progressively develops key skills in French as children move up the school. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through a range of interactive activities, such as conversational work, role play, singing, games and stories. These practical approaches are to help improve memory and recall.


Bishopton Learning Journey for children and parents