At Milstead we want our children to develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages. Learning a second language will offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, key individuals and cultural differences. The intention is that pupils will feel able and encouraged to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2 and ultimately be working towards becoming life-long language learners.
At Milstead children learn about the different cultures and languages across the world in a variety of ways. As well as learning songs and vocabulary we also learn aboutcultural days such as Chinese New Year and Diwali. Special events such as the Olympics and events in British and world history are also used as a way to immerse the children in a rich cultural curriculum and environment. Children are given opportunities to explore dances, music, food and art work from across the world. They are given time to talk about their own family traditions and parents who speak other languages are warmly welcomed into school.