Modern Foreign Languages

We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.

We primarily teach French, through stories, and also through role-play, music and games. Children are able to practise their conversational skills, and in Key Stage 2 are also given opportunities to write in French. Where possible we link French to other topics in class.

In teaching languages, we aim to:

  • Give children a positive, enthusiastic attitude to MFL learning within a secure and supportive environment
  • Foster an interest in learning other languages
  • Introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun

We have a wide variety of resources to support learning, including songs, rhymes, stories and games. We have developed our own Scheme of Work, which uses story-making (learning stories off by heart) as a central tool for language learning.

We have a link with a school in Brittany, France – Ecole Primaire du Loch. Children in both Key Stages communicate via email and post, to exchange information and videos of language learning.

We also have a link with Runnymede College in Madrid, for KS1 children to exchange music and playground games in English and Spanish. We also maintain many personal links through children who have left to live abroad.