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Learning a foreign language at Cottam

At Cottam Primary School, children learn French throughout

Key Stage 2.  

Our aim is to inspire children and stimulate their curiosity in learning a foreign language and finding out about other cultures. 



The National Curriculum for Languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.




At Cottam Primary School our French lessons take place within a classroom environment in which children are tolerant of each other and encourage each other to have a go.  We design lessons which are fun and create happy, motivated French learners who have a positive attitude to learning languages.

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