Modern Foreign Languages

The opportunity to learn another language enables children to develop a curiosity for and understanding of different cultures and ideas, and to participate in a global society. It also enables them to understand the importance of communication and to expand their vocabulary. Understandably, therefore, the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages is an important part of our curriculum here at WPS.

In KS1 the children are taught French through energetic and fun lessons, involving playing games, singing songs, using puppets and creating role-play scenarios. In KS2 the children learn Spanish. Although the lessons are more structured the emphasis is still about having fun whilst learning new vocabulary. We cover a variety of useful topics.

The children are encouraged to speak with correct pronunciation and love to join in with action songs and games. There is an element of written work and they listen to native speakers conversing, bringing languages to life.