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Primary Languages

The intention of the Primary Languages curriculum at Norwich Road Academy is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence and strive to stimulate their curiosity about languages. The teaching and planning of French helps to develop pupils’ awareness of cultural differences in other countries, British values and curriculum enrichment opportunities. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.

Our Primary Languages curriculum is designed to progressively develop children's skills in languages through regularly taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary and knowledge. We follow the Language Angels Scheme of Work to ensure coverage and progression across the school. All our children in KS2 have regular language lessons.

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We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in these key language learning skills by effectively preparing them for the next stage of their language learning journey. These skills will develop children’s ability to understand what they hear and read and enable them to express themselves in speech and writing. We will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English. We will also help strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other countries and comparing it with their own.

BBC Bitesize is a great resource for a range of video clips, games and activities related to Primary Languages.  The following links will take you some great resources for you and your children to explore.  Key Stage 2 (KS2) children are in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.  

KS2 French - BBC Bitesize


Miss Archibald is our Primary Languages lead, for the academy.