Languages

All children from Reception to Year 6 have specialist language provision. We believe that an awareness, understanding and enjoyment of languages is essential in the modern world. Our pupils learn French, German, Spanish and Latin. They are also introduced to other languages such as Italian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Russian, taught by international pupils from the Senior School, during our annual International Week of Languages. 

All children from Reception to Year 6 have one language lesson per week. Those in Year 6 can continue with their French using the ‘Access Studio’ programme that prepares them for learning French in the Senior School. They also have a weekly Latin lesson. This deepens their understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of the romance languages that they are learning as well as providing the opportunity to hear and perform some wonderful stories in Latin.