Modern Foreign Languages
The high quality Modern Foreign Languages curriculum at Pheasant Bank Academy develops knowledge beyond the everyday beyond the everyday experience of the children and inspires pupils to want to know more about the world in which they live. It provides them with the skills need to be able to engage with the wider world, equipping them for life beyond the classroom and in their onward journey of language to KS3. Our chosen language is French, which is taught through the comprehensive and progressive ‘Language Angels’ scheme in both KS1 and KS2. The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences.
The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught and all necessary phonics, grammar and vocabulary is covered in a logical and progressive way across the primary phase. This enables our pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping them to improve overall attainment in other subject areas.