Our pupils develop a love for learning a new language and embrace a wide variety of different cultures.
Research shows that the younger children are, the easier it is to learn a new language and, indeed in their early years, rather than learning the language, they acquire it with some studies suggesting that children ‘peak’ in their ability to learn the language between the ages of 6 and 7.
During Foundation Stage, children are made aware of different languages and cultures and engage in activities such as answering the register in a different language, exploring different languages that are spoken within the class, celebrating festivals throughout the year and comparing and contrasting localities and cultures.
Language learning continues throughout Key Stages 1 and 2. Our complete approach is set out clearly in the document linked below.