Foreign Languages

At Banwell Primary school we have decided to teach both French and Spanish in preparation for secondary school. Years 3 and 4 will predominantly learn Spanish and Years 5 and 6 will predominantly learn French.

Each term there will be a ‘Languages afternoon’ where all children in Key Stage 2 will be taught in house groups (so London Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 etc). During each languages afternoon, the children will rotate in their house groups and be taught by all the KS2 teachers. The Year 3 and 4 teachers will teach Spanish and the Year 5 and 6 teachers will teach French during the afternoon.

We follow the national curriculum and an overview of PfL (Primary Foreign Languages) coverage decided  by North Somerset a few years ago when our school was part of the PfL focus group. We aim to make the learning of languages fun and focus predominantly on spoken language by playing games, role play and singing.