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Modern Foreign Languages

Children have the opportunity to learn French throughout the school.  It is an important introduction developing simple communication and literacy skills, which lay the foundation for future language learning through practical communication. In addition, it assists in pupils being able to express their thoughts and opinions both in English and French and to respond through both speech and in writing.  

Acquisition of language skills is taught through visual aids, role-play and games which develop in complexity as children progress through the school. Moreover, we liaise with other outside organisations, such as visiting Secondary schools and French Theatre Groups, to ensure that pupils’ language learning is appropriate and relevant to their work at the next stage of their education. 

To put their studies in context, the children also learn about the culture of French speaking countries as well as significant places and characters in both the history and geography of France.