To ensure that our children at Lindens Primary School achieve a developed understanding of a Modern Foreign Language we choose to focus on French from Year 3 to Year 5, as the children having an extended knowledge of vocabulary, grammatical structure and spoken French is important to us.
Then , to guarantee Lindens pupils the best start at Secondary School we also offer Spanish in Year 6 , as our main feeder school ,Streetly Academy, teaches both languages.
We also offer an introduction to French in year 2 through story to replicate early language acquisition following a scheme called ‘One Third Stories’. We feel that this, as well as incidental learning of languages through our creative topics in Key Stage 1, provides a solid foundation for learning as the children progress through school.
We use a variety of resources to ensure coverage of the Languages programme of study including:-‘Twinkl’ - which provides the basis of our schemes of work across years 3-6 for French and Spanish. ‘Salut’- which offers interactive games and activities and ‘One Third Stories’ -which offers early introduction to languages through story and role play.