“Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.”
The National Curriculum
At Ann Edwards, we foster children’s social skills, communication, joy of learning, sense of inquiry and creativity through our teaching, in Key Stage 2, of the German language. Our aim is to provide pupils with a positive and successful early modern foreign language experience, which will develop their self-esteem as linguists, provide motivation for future language learning and interest in different cultures. Our pupils are introduced to festivals, traditions and family life so that they can develop an even broader interest and respect for others, helping them to shape their successful future.
Our inclusive German language programme immerses children in listening, speaking and singing as well as supporting their reading, writing and mathematical skills. By providing the children with a strong understanding of German culture, they succeed in developing their identity as a global citizen.
Participating in speaking and listening activities including addressing groups or the whole class, supports pupils to persevere with their learning. Clear ground-rules are in place to ensure that pupils respect one another’s contributions and efforts as well as any differences they experience when learning about German culture.