French and Spanish

Both French and Spanish are being taught at The Marist for children in Key stage 2. Our hope is to extend this invaluable learning opportunity down into KS1 and the Foundation stage over time.

The main focus is on speaking and listening with increased amounts of reading and writing as the children approach Year 6.  The children learn the foundations of the languages and draw comparisons with our own language and heritage. Cross-curricular themes are used where possible and there are obvious links to be made with geography and history as well as exploration into the cultures of different countries.

Link to National Curriculum

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