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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School




“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart”  Nelson Mandela


At St Peter's School all children will have had a positive experience of learning a language and will have had every opportunity to develop their learning.  They will be able to apply their French language learning skills to other languages. Through a high quality language education St Peter's will foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.  The teaching will 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 will 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.



Modern Foreign Languages at St Peter's


Since September 2014, the new National Curriculum has made learning a language compulsory in Key Stage 2. In order to provide the children with the opportunity to learn a new language with confidence we work with Primary Languages Network. We were impressed with their standards, curriculum and teaching style. We use their VLE which delivers French in a vibrant and lively way making language fun for the children through the magic of virtual lessons, facilitated by staff in school. There are always games and songs amongst the many language acquisition activities. We aim to offer children a series of valuable experiences that cover the different aspects of learning.

In our school we learn French.

We are learning how to listen, speak, read and write in French. We enjoy singing songs, playing games and listening to simple stories. We find out interesting facts about France.



French Long Term Overview 2021-22