The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable, educational, social, and cultural experience for the children. Children develop 'knowledge about language' and practise 'communication and language skills' that lay the foundations for future language learning strategies. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works, and the differences between the language being taught and English.
Here at Saint Patricks children have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of French.
Children begin to develop their knowledge of French at Year 2 and continue this throughout their Key Stage 2 journey. They are taught weekly, or bi-weekly, with lessons that encompass the 3 main areas of learning a new language: listening, speaking, and writing.
Children also have a variety of displays around them to support their understanding of French which can be found both inside and outside of the classroom.