Modern Foreign Language
Children will be given the opportunity to study a modern, foreign language and develop their interest in the culture of
The children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 develop their understanding of different languages through song,
rhymes and stories. Year 4 learn French through storytelling, continuing to concentrate on developing oral fluency and intercultural understanding. Years 5 and 6 learn French in preparation for their transition to secondary school. They concentrate on speaking and literacy skills as well as developing awareness of France and other French speaking countries.
To make the most of the diversity of languages spoken at Milton Road, all children spend half a term developing their
cultural understanding and awareness of the languages spoken within their class (eg. learning to count to ten; learning a song, rhyme or game). In addition, Years 1 to 6 spend half a term developing awareness of another
language, spoken or written, to broaden cross-curricular links (eg. Year 5 may look at Chinese writing as part of their topic on China).