At Saint Thomas’ we believe that it is important to lay the foundations for Foreign Language learning at secondary School. The modern foreign language we teach is French. It begins with work on basic vocabulary at Key stage 1 and at Key Stage 2 pupils experience a wider curriculum. We encourage children to listen attentively to the spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding. They will engage in conversations and begin to read words, phrases and simple writing. They will also begin to describe people , places and things around them.