Preparing children for life's horizons




Everyone at Thornlow learns French from Reception.

We want your child to become aware of other countries, cultures and customs through speaking French and hearing it spoken by French people. We begin with practical activities at Foundation stage and progress through the Common Entrance syllabus.

To enhance learning Thornlow arrange day trips to France every 2 years therefore the opportunity to speak French is similarly inspired.

Learning to communicate with, and enjoy the company of, people, who speak other languages, is becoming increasingly important in order to create personal opportunity.

Thornlow pupils also study: English and Spanish.

  • Spring Term 2014 will see Thornlow launch the 1000 words challenge as part of the National Campaign for languages ‘Speak to the Future.’

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  • Last week Years 7 and 8 set sail to the picturesque port of Roscoff in Brittany to immerse themselves in the French culture and practise their language skills on the natives.

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  • Our unique over-night excursion to France provides a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to embrace the French culture and practise the French they have learnt in the classroom!

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