At Amesbury Archer we recognise the importance of learning a modern foreign language and children have the opportunity to study French in both key stages. In September 2014 the study of a modern foreign language has become a statutory part of the new national curriculum at KS2. We begin teaching French formally at KS2, although children in KS1 are also encouraged to learn some words and phrases. We follow a scheme of work for French ‘La Jolie Ronde’. This provides fun learning for children with games, songs and activities with the focus on speaking and listening. We believe that learning another language raises awareness of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world. At Amesbury Archer we aim to give children the opportunity to develop an enthusiasm for languages as well as an awareness of different countries and cultures.