At St James Prep, French is taught to all pupils in Key Stage 2. The emphasis is placed on the spoken aspect of the language and reinforcing vocabulary, along with some fundamental grammar. This is achieved through fun games and songs, using French language apps to support learning and gaining confidence in adopting the correct pronunciation. We also aim to develop the children’s cultural understanding and foster a curiosity for all Francophone countries around the world.

A comprehensive and engaging scheme of work underpins all French teaching and gives pupils the opportunity to develop writing skills as well as speaking and listening.  

The aims of Primary Languages teaching at St James Prep are to:

  • foster an interest and enjoyment in language learning in a way that is enjoyable and accessible to all pupils;
  • stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language and creativity in experimenting with it;
  • help children to develop and celebrate their awareness of cultural similarities and differences;
  • lay the foundations for future Modern Foreign Language study;