A multi-sensory approach with the language features used in the context of stories, songs and games engenders engagement in language learning and helps make it accessible to all learners. With a clear progression of skills and knowledge, children build on prior knowledge and recognise their own progress. This way, they can see themselves as successful language learners.
At St Paul’s, children recognise the relevance and usefulness of language as a gateway to other cultures, providing opportunities for travel, study or work. Having awareness of traditions specific to French culture builds respect and understanding of all cultures, including within our increasingly international local community. This reinforces our school value of embracing difference and diversity.