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Our language teaching exposes the children to other languages and cultures, thereby helping them to become global citizens with an open-minded outlook.

Currently, French is taught at the school with the aim of enabling our children to reach and recognise a confident level of competency, and promote an interest about the wider world. French Week sees the whole school immersing itself in French language and culture. Listening and speaking is taught through expressive songs and games that feed into written language structures and grammar rules.

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The Roche is also introducing a Spanish Bilingual Stream.

Alongside the traditional, high quality provision for English Reception pupils, we are excited to be running a bilingual stream class from September 2022.

Mornings in the Spanish Bilingual Stream will consist of the same high quality curriculum in English as the English Reception, and afternoons will involve National Curriculum-based lessons in Spanish, all delivered by a fully qualified teacher with in-depth Spanish fluency.

Our current host of specialist teachers in music and sport will still provide further enrichment to the children’s learning.

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The importance of the teaching of other languages at primary school level has long been established at The Roche School a pupils have learnt French from the nursery classes upwards. Every year we celebrate our relationship with La Belle France with a wonderful French Week. It truly is magnifique!

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La Douce France

Bonjour from ‘la douce France’ where Year 5 have their fantastique annual trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer. The visit includes a trip to a crêperie, a chocolate factory and a traditional bakery where the children learn how to make croissants and traditional bread. We also visit local shops and do a fascinating town trail along the medieval ramparts.

Residential, educational trips give children wonderful opportunities to connect with the outside world, developing their experience, independence and confidence with their safety-conscious, beloved teachers! Read about the French trip here.