Modern Foreign Languages

The Beacon is currently a Centre of Excellence for teaching French. Every class from Nursery to Year 6 has a weekly French lesson taught by a native French speaker. This is supplemented by additional lessons taught by class teachers.

Whenever possible we aim to embed French into the curriculum  and daily routines by giving classroom instructions in French e.g. "Mettez vous en ligne" for "Line up". We have signage around school in both English and French with bilingual displays in each classroom linked to a variety of subjects.

There is an After School French Club that meets on Monday to practice speaking French and  find out more about french culture. So far this term we have learned how to play Petanque, had a first-hand taste experience of french breakfast, learned about the french Impressionist Movement and played other popular games. French Club are also rehearsing a french language version of a traditional tale to perform to EYFS children.


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