Rationale – French
At Middlestone Moor Primary School when teaching French, which is our foreign language of choice, we reflect the National Curriculum’s belief that we can liberate our children from insularity and provide an opening to other cultures. We intend to give a language education that will foster our pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. They should be able to express their ideas and thoughts in another language whilst understanding, and responding to, its speakers, both in speech and in writing. We intend to provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. We hope that, by learning a language, our children will be inspired to learn further languages thereby equipping them with the means to widen their horizons, leading, in the future, to study and work in other countries.