Children begin to learn French when they move into KS2. The language is taught through songs, action rhymes, games, role-play, stories, ICT and art. Children look at some of the countries where French is spoken and compare everyday life, festivals and traditions with those inEngland.
In KS1 children’s awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity is heightened by activities such as taking the register in other languages and participating in whole school concerts with songs and stories from around the world.
We have been lucky in the past few years to have been able to run lunch time language clubs – French, Spanish and, at one point, Mandarin – facilitated by language students from the University.