Learning a foreign language affords children the opportunity to explore, appreciate and develop their understanding of different cultures..  A high quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.

At Bishop Martin, children across the school learn French.  In EYFS, children begin their language learning journey developing their listening and speaking skills in French, through a variety of songs and games.  This promotes an understanding of the world around us and provides a positive starting point.

In KS1 and KS2 children receive a lesson each week from our MFL trained specialist (KS2) and a dedicated French teacher (KS1), following the School Improvement Liverpool scheme.  This learning is then further reinforced and embedded by the class teacher and may take a variety of formats for example, through daily routines such as answering the register with newly acquired vocabulary.

Language lessons are taught using a variety of resources and students develop their knowledge and understanding of French through listening, speaking, reading and writing at an appropriate level, with a focus on practical communication.  This language learning experience will lay the foundations for further language study at KS3 and beyond.

Learning an additional language helps to develop students’ listening skills, problem solving and critical thinking, whilst also improving memory and boosting confidence.

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