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Cookham Rise Primary School

"We want all our children to SHINE"


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

Ancient Chinese Proverb



We want our learners to shine as French communicators and global citizens.


Being able to communicate in multiple languages truly broadens our horizons and opens up endless possibilities. At Cookham Rise, we feel very strongly that Languages should be an exciting and enjoyable subject, which children wish to continue throughout secondary school and beyond.  It is more than simply seeking to be multilingual; we want our learners to be tolerant global citizens.  We consider language learning to be a life-long skill, fostering children's awareness of, and positive attitudes towards, other countries and cultures. 

Learners will be able to understand, read, write and speak French.  Their learning of French will give them essential skills for learning other languages at secondary school, broadening their opportunities.  They will develop an understanding and respect for France as a nation, learning about their customs and traditions. 


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