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I have been asking the children what they think about having French lessons and here's what they said.


" I like learning French as there are lots of different words to learn."

" I love it! It's really fun to learn a different language. It's good to learn so you can communicate in that country."

" We learn lots of new French words, like colours, instructions and names for family members."


In most classrooms there are French displays to aid learning and support the children in class.  


French Displays

Our French Policy
In our school we teach a foreign language to all our KS2 children as part of our normal school curriculum.
We believe that a Modern Foreign Language prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are often carried out in languages other than English.  

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of learning a modern foreign language in primary school are:


  • To foster an interest in learning other languages;
  • To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun;
  • To make young children aware that language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another;
  • To help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries;
  • To develop their speaking and listening skills;
  • To lay the foundations for future study.



KS2 children have a regular forty minutes lesson of French a week, in order to ensure progression and skills development plus other opportunities throughout the week to practise what they have learnt.During French sessions children are given the opportunity to work as a class, as individuals and as part of a group. The choice of class organisation is determined by the learning task.  By its nature MFL will involve lots of interaction with visual, auditory and kinaesthetic prompts.  Lessons involve a range of activities but all usually follow the present, practise, produce model when learning vocabulary

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