At Ellwood School, we aim to develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning, and encourage curiosity about languages. Children will be given the opportunity to begin to express themselves through both speech and writing. They will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences between foreign languages and English. Learning a foreign language promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; they will strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other countries and comparing it with our own.

European Day of Languages
In Oak Class we explored Italy. We learnt some important information about Italy and looked at Italian landmarks. We then tasted some pizza and decorated our own Italian flags. 
Coleford, which is our local town, is linked with a town in France called St Hilaire. Ellwood School have also made links with the local primary school in St Hilaire. Our junior children write to their French pen pals on a regular basis.