Along with a focus on enhancing an awareness of our children’s place in our society and the impact that their actions can have on others, this ensures our curriculum develops happy, kind and well-rounded young people.
In line with this vision we fully acknowledge the importance of children learning the basics of foreign languages, as well as understanding different cultures and lifestyles. This enables them to truly appreciate their position within the world and to empathise with others more readily, preparing them as respectful and responsible young citizens.
A high quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At UPS we are aware that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures and it also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. At UPS we have studied Italian in previous years, but have made the decision to move to French in order to provide a more consistent approach with secondary schools in the surrounding area and enable progression from KS2 to KS3 within the learning of languages. Our vision is for our KS2 MFL curriculum to ready our children to their further journey into languages in secondary school.
Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum