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Modern Foreign Language

French has been chosen as our modern foreign language. All children from year 1-6 benefit from lessons and opportunities to develop their linguistic skills in an enjoyable way.  In KS1, learning French songs are an introduction to learning a new language.  All KS2 classes are taught French following the Rigolo scheme of work.

Each French lesson uses a variety of techniques to encourage the children to have an active engagement with French, and to develop a positive approach to languages.

Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.