"To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world."

There are many advantages of children learning a foreign language. Most importantly, it is a wonderful opportunity for children to broaden their view of the world as well as providing them with a deeper understanding and respect for other cultures, people, their ideas and ways of thinking. Learning a language can also increase a child's self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience and tolerance and can provide them with fantastic opportunties in an increasingly globalised market.

Since the introduction of the new National Curriculum in 2014, learning a lanuage is now compulsory for all children in Key Stage 2. Children in Years 3-6 are taught French once a week through games, songs and fun activities. In addition, we feel that it is important for children in Key Stage 1 to be introduced to French and so they also learn basic songs, rhymes and games!

This year, Burt travelled to France as part of the Erasmus + scheme. He travelled to Carcassonne with Mrs Gum and Miss Howard to upskill his French language! He took part in cultural activities and visited a French school. 

If you would like to find out more about how French is taught at St Joseph's, please refer to our MFL policy.  

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