French at Carrington Junior School 

Learning another language has many benefits for both the individual and the wider community. It helps to break down social barriers and encourages cross-cultural understanding, as well as helping the individual to boost their problem solving, memory, critical thinking and listening skills. Being able to speak a second language can even help improve understanding of areas such as grammar in their native language. 

 The French Curriculum will:

  • Foster an interest in language learning by introducing children to other languages in a way that is enjoyable and accessible to all pupils
  • Stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language and creativity in experimenting with it
  • Support oracy and literacy, and in particular develop speaking and listening skills
  • Help children develop their awareness of cultural similarities and differences
  • Lay the foundations for future language study by pupils
  • Provide an added perspective on first language teaching and learning
  • Give an extra dimension to teaching and learning across the curriculum