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Languages- French and German

Curriculum Intention

At Bakewell Methodist Junior School we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our children. Over the four years children spend with us they will learn basic French and German. It helps them to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing and in addition, children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed to lay the foundations for further language learning in future.

We believe that learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand both their own culture and those of others, and links with the importance we place on global learning in our school.

It is intended that when children leave Bakewell Methodist Junior School, they will have natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society, it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.  They will be enthusiastic and well prepared to continue language learning at secondary school.