You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.

Czech proverb

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. National Curriculum for MFL, purpose of study

Frère Jacques

At Lansbury Lawrence, children learn French from year 3. Before then, they are introduced to the language through songs and links within other subjects. Here's Carle Class learning a French song at circle time.



by Maryam I and Adam We enjoyed our French lessons this week. We have been learning the days of the week and the months of the year so that we can say the date. Here are the days of the week in French: Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi, Dimanche....