St Thomas' C of E Primary School


French at St. Thomas'
At St. Thomas’ we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  It helps them to develop communication skills, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works.  

Our school acknowledges that learning is enriched by all pupils, being given an entitlement during the primary phase of their education to early language learning, so that they are encouraged to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life.  

We have raised the profile of French in school by delivering a French theme week each year where Key Stage 2 pupils take part in a variety of French activities and language learning. We are hoping to increase pupils' language learning opportunities soon, with the introduction of a French teaching Scheme which will enable staff to deliver high quality French lessons every week.