At Yeading Junior School, the teaching and learning of Modern Foreign languages plays a significant part in our curriculum. The presence of a specialist teacher in Modern Foreign Language provides our children with an early understanding – preparing them for Year 7.
In fact, by the end of Year 6, our children will have had four years of French taught by a native speaker. Year 6 will also recieve a 30 minute session on Latin.
Every pupil receives a 30 minute session of high level French every week from Years 3 to Year 6.
Although our main focus is in French, our children can also learn Spanish in an after-school club every Friday. There is also a Latin club open to children in Years 4 and 5.
We follow the National Curriculum for Modern Languages and all 24 language units will have been covered by the end of Year 6. Our children are regularly assessed in language acquisition in all four skills and their level of progress is carefully monitored and recorded. Every pupil from Year 6 will move on to their new secondary school with a “European Language Passport” which will allow secondary Modern Foreign Language teachers to place children in the right set, hence ensuring a smooth transition in language learning and acquisition.
Yeading Junior School also offers Latin classes in Year 6 as part of the curriculum, which will further develop their language skills. Upon leaving our school, our children will be more than knowledgeable to confront the new linguistic challenges of their secondary schools.