Cottons Farm Academy

Cottons Farm Academy


We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop their ability to communicate, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enrich the overall teaching and learning experience.

All Key Stage 2 pupils are entitled to foreign language learning in school time. The Academy recognises the value of this initiative and provides age-appropriate Primary Languages learning opportunities for all children in Years 3 – 6. The focus language taught in our schools is French and we follow the Catherine Cheater scheme of work.

Aims and objectives of teaching a Modern Foreign Language are to:  

  • 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.

  • foster an interest in language learning by introducing children to other languages in a way that is enjoyable and accessible to all pupils;

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