"You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once."
We feel that is vital to ensure that all children have the key knowledge and skills in a language other than English. A second (or third, or fourth!) language is an amazing skill to have and can open up a great deal of further opportunities.
French is a language that we know the children can take on and develop when they move to secondary school; giving them the basis to branch out to more languages should they wish. We teach it once a week in Class 2. In Class 1, the children regularly practise common French words and phrases and also have the opportunity to take part in an after school French club.