At Chalfont St Peter Infant School, we believe that learning a modern foreign language provides an opportunity to learn about other cultures. We aim to heighten pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. French has been taught throughout the school since 2009 to all year groups. The language is taught through song, games, conversation and Computing. Pupils are encouraged to gain confidence in peaking and learning new vocabulary.
Teachers endeavour to enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in French and to understand and respond to their peers and teachers. This provides opportunities for children to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and listen to stories read by native speakers.. It is our wish that by learning French and beginning in Reception, this will provide a foundation for learning further languages as they develop skills and grow.