The UK is becoming an increasingly multi cultural society and learning a language is therefore, not only very important, but also gives our pupils the edge in an ever competitive working world.
At present, French is the main modern language taught with Mandarin newly introduced as part of the Year 3 curriculum. Russian is also taught as part of the post examination programme for Year 8. Our aim is to incorporate other languages to further ignite the Eagle House curriculum in the near future.
French is taught from the Nursery up to Year 8, with a more formal approach being integrated in Year 5, with an increased focus on writing alongside reading, listening and speaking leading to the best possible results in Common Entrance and Scholarship.
There is a very successful and enjoyable yearly day trip for Year 4 to Boulogne run by Mrs Barnard. In addition there is an exciting yearly French, History and outdoors challenge trip to Normandy.
Years 3 & 4 pupils learn Mandarin each week and we have been able to make use of the Mandarin Centre at Wellington on several occasions.