Here at St Joseph’s Convent Preparatory School, the pupils follow the “La Jolie Ronde” programme which makes language learning exciting and engaging. Our pupils start learning French in the “Early Years Foundation Stage”.
The language is initially introduced through rhymes, songs and games with the addition of reading and writing as they progress. They are actively involved in each lesson and build self-confidence through practising role play situations.
Our pupils see language learning as fun and value the experience of finding out about the culture and the geography of another country. In Year 5, our four-day residential trip to Northern France gives the pupils the opportunity to use the language skills they have developed in the classroom in a real-life situation.
When our pupils progress to secondary school, they will have had a head start in language learning which will give them the confidence to access other languages.
We also offer Spanish as an after- school activity which has proved to be very popular with our pupils.