Foreign Languages


A Hoyle Court Linguist

“A different language is a different vision of life.”

Federico Fellini


Modern Foreign Languages at Hoyle Court Primary School




‘A Hoyle Court Linguist’



At Hoyle Court Primary School, it is our vision to open doors to the world for all our children. We believe that learning a modern foreign language helps children understand their own culture and heritage and that of other people.


In teaching French, we make links across the curriculum wherever possible. We give all our children their first step into a world of languages and opportunities regardless of their background or ability.


Through learning French, children are able to develop skills involving speaking, listening, writing and responding. Children are given the opportunity to listen to and respond to poems, songs, stories, and rhymes. They are encouraged to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond in speech and in writing. Children apply their knowledge, communicating for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking.


At Hoyle Court, we are aware of the diverse futures of our children and therefore recognise the significance of learning another language. We aim to raise awareness, respect and understanding for our multilingual and multicultural world, and an international dimension to learning.


We provide opportunities so that when children leave us they have developed communication and literacy skills which lay the foundation for future language learning, helping them to be successful in the modern world.


What do children at Hoyle Court learn in Languages?