We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop their ability to communicate, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enrich the overall teaching and learning experience.
All Key Stage 2 pupils are entitled to foreign language learning in school time. Bardsey Primary School recognises the value of this initiative and will provide age-appropriate Primary Languages learning opportunities in formal French lessons for all children in Years 3 – 6 and in Years Reception to Year 2 there is French teaching when the opportunity arises such as when doing the register. The focus language taught in our school is French.