“Learning another language is like having one more window from which to look at the world.”
French Curriculum at Padiham Green
At Padiham Green we encourage children to develop an interest in learning a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) in an enjoyable and stimulating way that supports an understanding of living in a multi- cultural society, provides an opening to other cultures, fosters children’s curiosity and provides a deeper understanding about the wider world we live in. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained through learning a foreign language make a major contribution to children’s understanding of their own cultures and those of others. Language learning also lies at the heart of ideas about individual identity and community. For this reason, language learning can give children a new perspective on their own language and cultural identity and enable them to be more open and adaptable to new experiences. We aim to prepare children for the KS3 language curriculum to enable them to transfer to high school confidently and successfully.