Modern Foreign Language
At St Joseph's, children in Key Stage 2 learn French.
Learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. They develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future learning of languages. Pupils develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between a foreign language and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world around us. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
At St Joseph’s, children will acquire some knowledge and understanding of the different languages and cultures in the world today.
In the Early Years and KS1 there is emphasis on child centred learning whereby the languages children are familiar with at home are incorporated. We are lucky that we have a parent who is also a MFL teacher at Tadcaster Grammar; she supports us with the teaching of French from Y3 – Y6.