A high quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. We believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with an aim of making substantial progress in one language.
Accessing first quality teaching of French helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. The teaching of French in Key Stage 2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language learning at Key Stage 3. We believe that learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.