“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.”

Chinese Proverb

At Hempland we strive to deliver a Modern Foreign Language curriculum that promotes a curiosity and love of languages amongst our children. We encourage children’s confidence through a varied French curriculum that incorporates speaking, listening, reading and writing activities with the aim of developing the language skills necessary for future application.

What Languages looks like at Hempland

  • As per the National Curriculum, French is taught to Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Speaking activities, songs and games are used to help improve recall of key words and phrases.
  • During the school day, some instructions in class are given in French, as well as English, for additional exposure to the language.
  • French learning is linked to other curriculum area topics where possible.
  • Despite a focus on French in the classroom, Spanish is also available as an after school club.

How we entwine Languages with our Hempland school values

Respect

Children are taught respect for different languages, cultures and traditions.

Opportunity

Children have the opportunity to practise and apply language skills within the classroom and also through the provision of extra curricular clubs.

Ambition

Children will leave Hempland as confident language learners and with the skills they need to progress in their secondary education.

Resilience

Children are encouraged to be resilient in their learning and to try their best while learning a new language.

How we know our Language curriculum is successful

  • Children will be respectful of the language, cultures and traditions of other countries.
  • Children will be motivated to learn vocabulary of other languages and be eager to speak and communicate with others.