St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Modern Foreign Languages

Saint Norbert’s Catholic Primary School believes that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. Children in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to 6) are taught French on a weekly basis. 

Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning with an appropriate balance of spoken and written French including grammar and phonology found within French.  Children develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between French and English. 

At Saint Norbert’s we believe that learning another language raises awareness of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world, and introduces another international dimension to pupil’s learning.  The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.