'Learning a foreign language is not simply an academic exercise, it helps children to understand other countries and cultures. French is an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking, which is a valuable skill for discussions and negotiations and ultimately opens doors for future travel and employment.'
Maia, Year 6
Learning a foreign language is not simply an academic exercise, it helps children to understand something of another country and culture which we hope will stay with them for life. Children begin learning French in Reception informally, with one lesson a week.