Modern Foreign Languages

At Ghyll Royd School we teach Spanish to all children from Reception, adding French in Year 5 and 6, as part of the normal school curriculum. Children enjoy learning to speak other languages through song, real-life situations, puppetry and practical games. This fosters their interest and introduces young children to languages in a way that is enjoyable and fun, whilst also fostering their listening and speaking skills. 

We teach the children to know and understand how to: 

  • ask and answer questions 
  • use correction pronunciation and intonation 
  • memorise words 
  • interpret meaning 
  • understand basic grammar 
  • use dictionaries 
  • work in pairs and groups, and communicate in the other language 
  • look at life in another culture