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  • Confident to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.

  • Fluency in reading and writing.
  • Fluency in reading and writing.
  • A passions and commitment for languages.
  • The ability to use languages creatively and spontaneously.
  • To understand the diversity of culture.


  • French is taught in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • There is a two-year cycle for EYFS and Key Stage 1, then a four-year cycle of Key Stage 2.
  • Long term planning that is carefully tailored to the curriculum drivers whilst completing the National Curriculum Programme of study
  • North Yorkshires scheme of learning has been adopted for Key Stage 2 languages.
  • EYFS and Key Stage 1 languages focus on learning French through songs.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching within lessons.
  • A school topic on France to support children knowledge of languages.
  • Alternative methods of communication is taught within school e.g. Makaton and Sign Language


  • Children are confident to communicate in French, Makaton or Sign Language.
  • All children make good or better progress.
  • Confident, independent and resilient learners.
  • Rich vocabulary that reflects their learning.
  • Children have a strong understanding of diversity in the world.
  • Improved cultural capital.

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