Modern Foreign Languages
At Joy Lane children in all year groups enjoy a quality languages education. This aims not only to develop their ability in speaking a foreign language but also to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the wider world. The explicit teaching of Modern Foreign Languages promotes the development of language skills that can help the children improve their grammatical understanding of English as well as the new language.
Children in Key Stage One enjoy exploring the Spanish language and learning important basic skills in their lessons. Teaching fosters a love of languages through songs and games which continues into Key Stage Two, where the children develop their written and spoken skills in French.
During Key Stage Two children have the opportunity to make focused and substantial progress in French, including being able to communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing. This learning provides an important foundation for their future language learning in Secondary education.
The teaching of Modern Foreign Languages is increasingly relevant in the global world in which we live and Joy Lane aims to provide useful and meaningful language education for its pupils.