At St Ives we believe that learning languages is a life skill that enriches the curriculum in many ways.

As well as creating an awareness of a different culture, the skills, knowledge and understanding gained by studying another language make a significant contribution to the development of children’s oracy, literacy and to the understanding of their own culture.

At St Ives French is taught from Nursery to Year 6 and Spanish is taught from Year 3 to Year 6. We also offer an after school Italian club. All lessons are taught by subject specialists who use games, songs, rhymes and role-playing to make learning a language fun and engaging.  In Pre-Prep language learning is most oral and we focus on listening and speaking skills. From Year 3 onwards pupils begin to develop their reading skills and more focus in placed on the written form of the language.

To enhance the language curriculum further we also offer a number of excursions including theatre and cinema trips. Every two years the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils also have the opportunity to spend a week in France. Pupils take part in a wide range of exciting activities designed to help them to practice the language, gain a deeper cultural understanding and most importantly have fun!

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