Modern Foreign Languages
In our school all children in KS 2 learn French.
We are very fortunate to have a Higher level teaching assistant with a French degree, so she teaches all the classes during a dedicated weekly lesson.
The children start in year 3 with simple phrases and vocabulary, which is introduced through a range of topics which reflect everyday life. This is built on each year, through a range of activities, with the emphasis on learning through enjoyment. They also study aspects of French culture and, through cross-curricular work, the geography of France. We hope that by year 6 the children will not only feel confident to talk to one another in phrases, but they will have a rich and useful vocabulary which they can use to write simple sentences.
Children are also able to attend fee-paying lunchtime clubs studying either French or Spanish. These are open to children in KS1 and KS2 and are run by outside organisations.