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Modern Foreign Languages

At St. Edmund’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them develop communication skills, including crucial speaking and listening skills and extending their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and others. Learning a foreign language is an entitlement and part of the National Curriculum.

Children start to learn French in Year 3, beginning with speaking, listening, and reading before writing. Ultimately, we aim to equip our children with a good grasp of French by the end of Year 6 so that they can have a solid foundation on which to build their future learning. For some children, this will involve having a conversation, whereas, for others, this may include reading and writing a small paragraph of writing.​​