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Belmont Primary School, Belmont Road, Chiswick, London W4 5UL

Belmont Primary School

Belmont Primary School

  • 'Belmont has always struck the right balance between academia and learning for life.'
  • 'A school that doesn't just excel at the academics but provides so much more, whether its music lessons and the lunchtime choir, or the 350 spaces in clubs each week, the football and netball teams or the shows that raise the roof of the top hall.'
    Parent Governor
  • 'The children are really fortunate to have such wonderful opportunities which is why they love Belmont and which makes it such an amazing school.'
  • 'All adults in the school model very high expectations of themselves and of others. They show outstanding levels of care and concern for the personal development and well-being of each individual pupil.'
    Ofsted 2007
  • 'Moving on to secondary school, I will miss the teachers at Belmont, the great sense of a hard working community, my friends and the netball team.'
  • 'On my first day at Belmont everyone was so welcoming and I made friends straight away'.
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Modern Foreign Languages


French is taught to children each week throughout Key Stage 2.  The focus is on practical communication and conversation, alongside the development of vocabulary and grammatical structures.  This is made relevant using familiar situations and routines in the children's lives.  A balance is provided of both spoken and written language; teaching and learning activities are planned and led by a native French speaker and supported by a range of materials including interactive and online resources.


As with other subjects within the School, careful differentiation is made where children have differing language needs. Beginners in English may require additional English teaching initially rather than spending time on French. Children who have French as a home language are catered for according to their fluency and competence with spoken and written French, in consultation with their parents, class teachers and French teacher. 


In addition, the School has recently introduced a 'Language of the month', giving children throughout the School the opportunity to explore other languages and learn and practise basic vocabulary such as greetings, numbers etc.  This initiative is child-focused, supported by a primary school based online resource and also draws on expertise within the school population.


Languages Policy