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Languages

Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. We provide a high-quality language education, which foster pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. We 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.

Children in EYFS and KS1 learn languages through their cross-curricular work. In KS2, children are taught by a specialist language teacher, learning French and Spanish. We also support the learning of languages with extra-curricular provision, including French and Spanish clubs both run by native speakers.

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources 
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.