As a Catholic school, we are part of a multi-cultural society and a community where the ability to speak a foreign language is a highly valued skill.
At Sacred Heart, our intent is to give all pupils at Key Stage 2 the opportunity to learn another language and at the same time gain a better understanding of the diversity of our world.
We follow the national curriculum for modern foreign languages and we aim to ensure that all pupils:
We encourage our pupils to develop their French language and communication skills through drama and role play, speaking and listening, reading and writing. We adapt the programmes ‘Salut Ça Va’ in Year 3, ‘Où Habites-Tu?’ in Year 4 and ‘Ici Et Là’ in Year 5 and Year 6 to ensure clear progression and positive outcomes for all pupils so that they are encouraged to study a foreign language at the next stage in their learning.
To enhance our pupils’ understanding of a different culture we have established links and correspondence with a French School where a former pupil has returned to in France.