Modern Foreign Languages

At St Catherine's want to embed language learning into our curriculum. This has been recognised in the National Curriculum where the Government’s strategy for languages recognises that language learning has an important part to play in general education at primary level. At St Catherine's we learn French.

Foreign language learning introduces children to the sounds and structures of a new language at an age when they are receptive to this, and stimulates their curiosity and imitative abilities. It develops knowledge of other countries and promotes positive attitudes towards other cultures and speakers of other languages.