Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School





We aim to:


  • To ensure that all children leave Far Forest Primary with a secure understanding of the basics of the French.
  • To build their confidence to speak French in the classroom and take part in dialogue and group discussions
  • To introduce pupils to French culture and traditions.
  • Ensure children also understand that they have a range of languages (EALs), cultures and traditions in their own community and those nearby.
  • To promote an enjoyment of languages and for pupils to understand and recognise the value of speaking a foreign language.




At Far Forest Primary School,we recognise that the teaching of subjects through recognising key skills and knowledge allows for a deeper understanding. We have identified 4 key concepts through which our French curriculum is planned and delivered.


  • Phonology
  • Grammatical structures
  • Vocabulary 
  • Cultural awareness


Our French curriculum is planned by using the  Language Angels scheme, this ensures the content allows children to develop their understanding of key concepts and to practise key skills. Topics that are selected for French come under the following categories:


  • All about me
  • Pets/animals
  • Family
  • Food
  • Hobbies
  • School
  • Cross curricular topics


Children learn a number of skills in French lessons. We have identified four key skills that children will learn. These skills are progressive as children move from Year 3 to Year 6. 


  • Listening 
  • Speaking 
  • Reading 
  • Writing


During French lessons there are opportunities for children to engage in a number of activities. We believe that the teaching of MFL prepares children well to be global citizens. They gain an understanding of life in France and French culture and how this is similar and different to life in the UK. All French lessons are interactive to allow for high engagement and participation. Children play games, sing songs, repeat words and phrases and engage in group and paired conversations. Children learn a range of words in French and how to pronounce these accurately. When learning new words, these are broken down into phonemes to support reading and pronunciation.




  • Children can use at least simple words and phrases in French, and many will be able to speak in full sentences by the end of KS2.
  • All children speak words and phrases in French, having been shown how to pronounce words accurately.
  • Children can talk about French traditions and stories that they have studied.
  • Children talk about other languages they know or can speak at home and understand that our world is diverse.
  • Children are engaged in French lessons and Participate actively