Modern Foreign Languages

Through the teaching of a foreign language children will be provided with a valuable educational, social and cultural experience.

Children develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between foreign languages and English. Learning another language raises awareness of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world, and introduces an international dimension to learning. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.

In Key Stage 2 the children are currently learning French and teachers are following the Jolie Ronde scheme of learning. Where possible other links are made with foreign languages, e.g. answering the register in a different language or counting in PE lessons.