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We are Linguists!

At Five Spires Academy, we believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social, and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop key communication skills and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand, appreciate and celebrate both their own cultures and those of others. This is vital preparation for life in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual Britain.

The ability to speak other languages opens up new and exciting opportunities on a global level. At Five Spires, we aim to deliver language rich lessons that are fun and engaging, that both inspire our learners and lay the foundations for successful language acquisition in Key Stage 3. 

Under the 2014 National Curriculum, all Key Stage 2 pupils are entitled to learn a foreign language. Five Spires Academy recognises the importance of this and provides foreign language learning for all children in Years 3-6. At Five Spires Academy, French is the focus language.

Children in Key Stage 2 are taught how to:

  • ask and answer questions 
  • express opinions 
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary and phrases 
  • use accurate pronunciation and intonation 
  • read carefully, showing understanding of words and phrases
  • use a bilingual dictionary 
  • write phrases from memory  
  • describe people, places, things and actions 
  • understand basic grammar