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Modern Foreign Languages

The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils.  Children develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundations for their future language learning.  They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how languages work and gain an insight into different cultures.


  • To develop the ability to speak in a Modern Foreign Language.
  • To gain confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a foreign language.
  • To learn about the cultural aspects of France and other countries where the target language is spoken.
  • Children learn French from Year 3 onwards.  We aim to give children an insight into language learning and different cultures through language lessons and culture days. Children are given the opportunity to listen to songs, stories and French native speakers.  Through the use of flashcards, games and other activities children are able to experience talking in French which will enhance their knowledge and understanding of French vocabulary.

  • French  

  • Intent  

    The core language taught at St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School is French. Our key intentions are to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable, engaging and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading and writing so that children develop confidence in their language skills. 

    Our vision is that children are curious about learning languages whilst identifying similarities and differences between cultures as well as drawing comparisons with their own. We know that cultural awareness contributes to their crucial role as global citizens.  







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