A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching of French at St. John’s enables our key stage two children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all children: