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Modern Foreign Languages


At Walsall Wood, the children in Key Stage 2 study french for an hour every week. Learning covers all areas of the current primary lamguages curriculum: speaking & listening, reading & writing, cultural understanding, grammatical understanding of language and language learning strategies. Our aim is to make the learning environment as enjoyable and interactive as possible.


We build children’s independence through the use of ICT with a variety of websites and packages such as Rigolo. We promote child-centred learning activities, games, rhymes and songs. Learning in a way that is enjoyable and that develops skills and strategies for further language leaning, whilst addressing the needs of all types of learners in our school.


Our learning is cross-curricular and often involves aspects of Maths, Geography, ICT and English. In addition, the children develop a greater awareness of cultural differences and similarities in other countries as they learn about festivals and customs in France.


We enjoy an annual French day which allows pupils to enjoy the best food, music and craft activities the country has to offer!


Time to spare?

-         Read a story                                                             – Design a power point

-         Learn another language                                           – perform a song or drama