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 phonics, vocabulary, grammar 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 languages after school clubs for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.