Modern Foreign Language
A flourishing linguist at The Ridge will have a thirst for languages and be able to communicate clearly with a deeper awareness of the French culture.
At The Ridge, children participate in regular French lessons and build upon prior learning using the Early Start French online scheme. This enables them to see and hear a variety of native French speakers with activities that allow them to practise the pronunciation, spelling, reading and writing of the new vocabulary. The children learn through songs, games and familiar stories where the children consolidate their learning and apply it to a text. The aim is to make language learning fun and memorable so it is a solid base to continue that learning at Key Stage 3 and above. The children are made aware of cultural traditions and develop their appreciation for similarities and differences, building upon their ‘cultural capital’.
We strive to give our children the opportunities to become linguists that have the confidence to speak in another language, the fluency to read and write in French, the ability to draw upon their knowledge to use language spontaneously and creatively. As well as the passion for learning languages and the cultural awareness and understanding to help them become good global citizens.