Languages at Westminster
Lead: Charlotte Reddy
At Westminster Primary Academy, we believe that through learning a language, children can learn more about their own language, lifestyle and culture. At the moment, French is being taught across Key Stage 2. Through languages, children explore culture in the country as well as traditions and language. This encourages children to be more aware of others and have a good social and cultural experience in school. At Westminster, language is taught through creative lessons for an hour a week. Children take part in lots of speaking and listening activities to build their vocabulary in french and to excite interest. Lessons are extremely active and all students in Key Stage two are able to participate through the inclusion of a variety of group work and pair work as well as games and team competitions.
We are currently working with one of our MAT school, Unity Academy, and are very lucky to have Madame Forshaw team teaching some of our French lessons to enhance our provision and provide ongoing CPD for staff.
We have celebrated European Day of Languages in September where children looked at French, Spanish, Italian and German. Students here at Westminster love learning another language!