We are proud to be a community that celebrates different cultures, languages and traditions from all over the world. Helping the children enjoy and understand this rich school community through the explicit teaching of a foreign language and its related culture is extremely important. Bilingualism is a huge asset that many children at the school already possess and we are keen to show the great value in knowing different languages. Because of this, children are taught French by a specialist teacher once a week from year 1 and this will continue up until when they leave the school in year 6, ready to take their language learning on to key stage 3.
Songs, games, interactive lessons and books are just some of the resources used to engage children in learning key vocabulary when they begin their French lessons in key stage 1 and this varied approach to making language learning fun continues right up to upper key stage 2 where they will also practise having conversations and writing in the language too.