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Modern Foreign Language at White Ash



The National Curriculum 2014 states that:


‘Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world’.


At White Ash we consider the term ‘Languages’ to include the use of any living language to communicate ideas and receive information. We feel the languages we should include in our curriculum, should be pupil and staff led according to situations, events, personal experiences and interests.  We focus on Spanish as our main modern foreign language with 3 themed days focusing on different areas of the language (basic greetings, numbers etc..) per year.  However, we immerse the children in many different languages and cultures through our creative curriculum and many celebration days over the course of the year.


The overall aim for languages at White Ash is that pupils’ learning is enriched by languages and cultural experiences. We aim for languages to add to our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As part of our work within Languages we hope to inspire and engage all our children in;


‘appreciating cultural influences, participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity’.

(Citizenship Foundation, 2014).

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