At Leatherhead Trinity we believe that learning a language is an important educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps to develop communication and literacy skills and provides the opportunity to explore the differences and similarities between a foreign language and English.
We aim to provide our children with a curiosity about languages that will equip them for further study. Our pupils learn French from Year 1 to Year 6. Songs, games, rhymes and raps are used to help support memorisation and make learning fun, while traditional songs and stories help develop their understanding of life in French speaking countries. They learn about the multicultural world around us and have the opportunity to develop their interest in the culture of other nations. Through eTwinning, our pupils undertake projects with schools from all over Europe and exchange information about our country and culture. This not only widens their horizons but also reinforces learning in many other subjects. Modern Foreign Languages is a subject which has the potential for valuing diversity and challenging racism.
JAPANESE- Language of this half term
Keep practicing your Japanese at home and in school.
Can you teach your family and friends some new expressions?
Remember to participate on our Japanese project linked to any cultural aspect of Japan.
You might be one of our winners at the end of the term!
Primary Language Quality Mark
We have also awarded with the Primary Language Quality Mark at Gold Level. This is mainly due to our French curriculum, which had to undergo rigorous inspection. It met all the criteria with flying colours. However, the quality mark recognised everything we do in terms of language learning in our school – our curriculum, language of the half term and all our international work.