Whilst lessons in Key Stage 2 are still fun, the sessions become more structured and the four main key skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are also included.
Our programme focuses mainly on building up pupil’s vocabulary but also learning essential phrases and structures to communicate with the target language. In Kingsley Prep our aim is to build and boost children’s confidence when learning languages and create a strong foundation for future learning.
CULTURE & TRADITIONS
Children are not just encouraged to learn the rudiments of a new language, but also to develop an understanding of the culture and traditions of the countries that they are exploring. Opening their curiosity for different cultures and ideas also encourages the children to develop their empathy for others.
Whole school events, such as the celebration of the European Day of Languages, bring the community together and allow children to appreciate the value of being exposed to other languages and cultures. A cross phase residential trip to Madrid for Year 6 and Year 7 further extends cultural understanding and offers pupils the opportunity to use their language skills in a real-life setting.
"CHILDREN ARE LIKE SPONGES. RESEARCH SHOWS THAT EARLY YEARS ARE A PRIME TIME FOR BRAINS TO SOAK UP FOREIGN LANGUAGES. STARTING TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL IS NOT JUST USEFUL BUT ENCOURAGES THE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND COGNITION FOR THE FUTURE. WHEN IT COMES TO LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE – THE YOUNGER THE BETTER!"Senora Lopez - Modern Foreign Languages Teacher