At Highfield School we endeavour to develop a love of languages through the teaching of a modern foreign language (MFL) in a fun and enjoyable way.
‘Languages are a vital part to ensuring that pupils are prepared for the world around them. We believe in providing our pupils with an international dimension to their learning which enables them to learn about different countries and cultures and empowers them to see the world as responsible global citizens.'
From September 2014 French will be the MFL taught in KS2. Each pupil will have a half an hour lesson per week, and lessons are taught by the director for languages who is a languages specialist, with further support from links with local secondary schools. Children not only learn the language but are also taught about the culture of the country. During Year 6 children have the opportunity to go to France to practice the language and experience the culture. This trip plays an important role in developing confidence and a positive attitude.