Modern Foreign Languages
At St Mary and St Giles Primary School, we aim to foster inquisitiveness into different languages. Through deepening pupils’ understanding of language and culture of other countries children can widen their understanding of the world. Language teaching provides the foundation of learning further languages, equipping pupils with the necessary skills and knowledge to study and work in other countries.
We teach the Languages National Curriculum through the medium of French and we use Kapow resources. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. It is important that the children develop the progressive skills of a conversational linguist throughout their time at St Mary and St Giles and do not just learn a series of vocabulary lists. Every summer we plan a whole school ‘Language Day’. This is an incredible enrichment opportunity for all pupils to immerse themselves into the French language, culture and traditions.