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Modern Foreign Languages - French

At All Saints we believe that our pupils have the right to a rich and deep learning experience and that exposure to a modern foreign language is an essential part of their journey through the key stage.

The study of languages helps children to develop their communication skills and extends their knowledge about how their own language works. 

At All Saints our children learn French from the beginning of Year 3, predominantly through songs, rhymes, stories and games.  Children are taught to listen attentively to spoken language and respond with actions and basic vocabulary.   As they move up the school, they see much more of the written language and build on their early skills, allowing them to speak, listen, read and write with much more skill preparing them for language learning at KS3.

Through the teaching of French, we help to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world and encourage them to understand and respect different cultures in our local, national and global communities.   


Extra curricular 

We offer a fun and interactive after-school French club led by a wonderful native speaker. Children will increase their knowledge of the language, improve their pronunciation and develop their confidence through role-play, games and songs. 

'You live a new life for every language you speak.
If you only know one language, you only live once.’
Czech proverb

Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.’

Flora Lewis

Languages Day

Our whole school 'Celebration of Languages Day' put a spotlight on the wonderful diversity within our school community. Children with experience of speaking different languages shared this part of their culture with us in assembly, teaching us greetings and sharing a story with us in another language. We had such a range of languages represented; Hebrew, Polish, Spanish, Ukranian, Nepali, French and Romanian to name just a few. Each class enjoyed 'story time' where visitors and members of staff shared traditional tales in their first language and everyone came to school dressed in traditional clothing from their culture or clothing representing the colours of their linked country. To top it all off, our dining hall was transformed into an Italian Bistro - what a treat it was to enjoy our lunch with the smells and sounds of Italy flowing through school! 


MFL Sequence of Skills and Knowledge

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