Statement of Intent: Languages

At Burhill Primary school we are committed to the teaching of foreign languages as we understand and appreciate the benefits they can bring. Languages are a skill for life which helps children to develop communications skills and improves their knowledge of the intricacies of language, using key skills of speaking, listening reading and writing.

We believe the learning of languages should be fun and rewarding for all children and we hope that learning a second language at an early age will give our students the confidence to ‘have a go’ whether that be in work or on holiday.

These wonderful quotations sum up what can be achieved:

“With languages, you are at home anywhere.”
Edmund De Waal

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
Frank Smith

All Key Stage 2 pupils must now learn a second language as part of the National Curriculum and we have chosen to teach French at Burhill Primary School.

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