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Learning a foreign language provides a valuable, educational, social and cultural experience for children, it assists in the development of positive attitudes and a respect for different cultures and languages and is a necessary part of being a member of a multicultural society. By exposing children to a different language, they will have a deepened ability to show respect and play a part in our global society.


At Fairchildes, the core language taught is French and our MFL curriculum is designed to develop each child’s confidence and skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. We strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity and inspire a love of languages as part of their lifelong journey of learning. In KS2, lessons are taught weekly by class teachers, following the Language Angels programme of study; learning is supported through conversational work, singing, activities and games. Each lesson aims to provide children with a growing bank of vocabulary organised around a variety of topics, such as: numbers, colours, home, classroom, clothes and hobbies. KS1 children will be introduced to French through informal exploration where appropriate.


Pupils will develop communication and literacy skills which lay the foundation for future learning. It is our intention that by the end of KS2, children will be prepared for further learning in KS3. They will be able to listen and respond to spoken and written French and be able to speak with increasing confidence and fluency.


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examples of children's work


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    Fairchildes Primary School

    Fairchildes Avenue, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0AH
    01689 842268