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Throston Primary School

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Foreign Languages

'To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world' Chinese Proverb

Within Foundation Stage, children will learn the basic greeting of 'hello' in different languages.  They will also explore songs and stories in a foreign langauge. 

There are cross curriculuar links to other areas of the curriculum including, Geography, History, Music, Art and Design and technology.

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Pupil Voice-

We have very strong links with the language department at High Tunstall and like to visit them, in September, to celebrate European Day of Languages. 

Our year 5 children visited High Tunstall to celebrate European Day of Languages. The morning was ran by language students and the Miss Ewart.

Lucy Ewart, a french teacher from High Tunstall has kindly offered to come and deliver French to KS2 children.  This is a great experience both for staff and children alike.  Thank-you Lucy.


Carol Ingram, from Lingotot, runs a fun French Club, on a Thursday lunchtime, for Year 4 children to enjoy. It will then be available for KS1 children in Spring 2. Thank-you Carol.

Year 3 children working with Miss Ewart from High Tunstall.

French Club

“We all liked spelling the French words and cracking the codes.  We liked naming the family in French.  We liked counting in French.  We liked colouring in all French body parts.  We really enjoyed doing the months in French.”  


“I like French because we learn a new language and if I visit France, I will be able to talk to the people who live there.”  


“I like using Salut because it’s fun but educational as well.  We can play games to help us learn new words and phrases.  If we don’t get our pronunciation right the first time, we can listen to it again as many times as we need.”   


"I really like learning French at school because my grandad went to France for a year and it helped me to practise more."


"I love learning about how different French is to English and finding the words that are alike."


“I love the songs because they are chatty and fun to sing!”


“The games are fun and really child friendly.  We all love the prizes you get.”