Modern Foreign Languages

At Prince’s Mead, great importance is placed on Modern Foreign Languages. All children are encouraged to participate orally and have the opportunity to study different cultures and traditions.

Italian is taught from Reception to Year 2 and French from Year 3 to Year 6.

The syllabus is topic based and the school has dedicated language resources. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and these are used to assist with topic and language reinforcement. The children participate in role play activities and enjoy learning songs and poems in the target language.

At Prince’s Mead we strongly believe that studying a foreign language expands the childrens view of the world, teaches and encourages respect for other people, contributes to cultural awareness,builds practical skills for travel and leisure opportunities, improves the knowledge of one’s own language, helps with communication skills and prepares children for the work place.

 

Mrs Jean Martin BA Hons, Head of Modern Foreign Languages