Modern Foreign Languages

Our Philosophy
All pupils in Y3 - Y6 have a weekly French lesson.  Teaching modern foreign languages in primary schools became compulsory in 2014.  Learning a foreign language in primary school is not only great for when you go on holiday.  It has other benefits as follows: 
  • It develops childrens' self confidence
  • It enhances and enriches childrens' mental development
  • It improves childrens' understanding of English
  • It encourages positive attitudes towards foreign languages and broadens childrens' horizons
  • The earlier a child starts learning a language, the more successful at it they are likely to be
Curriculum Aims

In line with the national curriculum for modern foreign languages, we aim to ensure that, by the end of Key Stage Two, all pupils: 

  •  understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources  

  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation  

  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt  

  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.