We see Modern Languages as an essential part of our children’s learning in order to provide them with a valuable educational, social and cultural experience that will develop communication and literacy skills and lay the foundation for future language learning.
We aim to introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun, and to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We encourage children to be aware that language has structure and that the structure differs from one language to another. Studying languages also helps pupils to develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
We teach French from Years 2 to Year 5 and introduce Spanish in Year 6. Our learning is hands-on by engaging pupils in conversation, asking and answering questions, expressing opinions and appreciating stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language. We provide a blend of spoken, listening and written skills.