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Through the study of foreign languages learners understand and appreciate

different countries, cultures, people and communities.  As they do so they

begin to think of themselves as citizens of the world as well as of the United Kingdom. Through learning languages, learners are encouraged to open their hearts and minds to “otherness”.

(A Curriculum for the Future, QCA, 2005)


All pupils at Penruddock Primary School are taught French as their Modern Foreign Language. We feel that by learning a foreign language, children develop their curiosity for the wider world and develop their understanding of other cultures and, by doing so, further their understanding of their place in a global society.


All Keystage 2 children enjoy French lessons that both develop their knowledge of France and its cultures and customs as well as to express their ideas in another language. We have a specialist French teacher who ensures lessons are fun and involFrenchve a great deal of spoken French. Older children also develop their skills in writing as this becomes more appropriate.