As of September 2014 it became compulsory for all primary schools to provide a language at KS2.
At Cumnor we have been teaching French from years 3 to 6 for many years.
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
The curriculum follows the aims laid out by the DfE and is delivered mainly through ‘The Wakefield Scheme’.