Modern Foreign Languages
At Stephen Freeman, all the children in Key Stage 2 will learn two different languages – French and Spanish. In Years 3 and 4, the children learn Spanish and in Years 5 and 6 they learn French. The online and interactive ‘Early Start Languages’ is used to support the teaching of these languages through story-telling, games, role-play and speaking and listening activities.
Learning a new language in Primary School is about laying strong foundations and developing the communication skills needed for pupils future language learning in Secondary School. The children will be exposed to the written language and build on their own writing skills. Learning about different cultures is also a very important aspect of Modern Foreign Languages and the children enjoy finding out about different festivals, travel and lifestyles.