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federated with Witnesham Primary School

The website for Witnesham Primary can be found here.  


At Otley Primary School we believe that learning a language prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Pupils use language to communicate information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers. An increase in the ability to use another language promotes initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society, whilst promoting an understanding and awareness of the world beyond Otley. It will also provide a sound foundation for learning further languages. We fully support the view that learning a modern foreign language is an entitlement for all pupils during their time at Key Stage 2, and wherever possible we take the opportunity to start that learning earlier during Key Stage 1.


Aims and Objectives of the model foreign language teaching at Otley Primary School:


• Foster a life-long interest in language learning

• Stimulate and encourage curiosity about languages

• Develop children’s awareness of other cultures

• Promote tolerance and understanding of other cultures

• Make comparisons between languages and cultures

• Lay the foundations for future language study in key stage 3 and beyond

• Support work in first language teaching and learning

• Support communication, team work, problem solving and thinking skills

• Develop positive attitudes and make learning another language fun.

• Develop positive relations between pupils and staff

• Challenge and motivate all learners through high expectations, a variety

       of teaching styles and an enriched environment.



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