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. We choose to teach Italian, predominantly due to the clear links between Latin and our own English language. 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