At Colerne we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.
Through language learning, 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 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. Teachers are supported by specialist language teaching colleagues from local secondary schools to further enhance the children’s experience and the class teacher’s confidence.