In Reception and Year 1 we use the backgrounds of the children within our classes to provide a taster of different languages; we have a very diverse range of languages spoken by children and families across the school.
A specialist teacher teaches French to Years 2-6 in weekly lessons with the aim of developing basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in line with the National Curriculum expectations, as well as confidence and enjoyment in learning a new language. Learning of both new vocabulary and the application of language skills builds progressively throughout Years 2-6. Grammar teaching and learning in French makes connections to grammar learning in English where relevant.
Languages learning is enriched by both French and Spanish after school clubs for KS1 and KS2 and we have also organised a whole school ‘French Day’.