St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

Modern Foreign Languages

 Subject Leader: Miss Ball

Modern Foreign Languages at St Dominic School

At St Dominic, children are taught French in Key Stage 2. Throughout the week, teachers will take the opportunity to speak French (for example at registration) and encourage children to respond in French. Children in Key Stage 1 are introduced to the French language in a similar way with some classroom instructions spoken in French. Children in Key Stage 1 also have the opportunity to attend an extra-curricular Spanish club.

We aim to lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3. We want our pupils to be able to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing. We aim to achieve this by listening to stories, learning songs and rhymes, playing games and engaging in conversations.

Above all, we want our pupils to enjoy learning a new language and to be aware of the world around us and the people who live here.

We are currently using the Language Angels scheme to shape our French curriculum in KS2.