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  • Confident to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.
  • Begin to develop fluency in reading and writing.
  • A strong awareness of the culture of France.
  • A passion for and commitment to languages.
  • The ability to use languages creatively and spontaneously.
  • To understand the diversity of French culture.


  • French is taught in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • There is a two-year cycle for 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.
  • Kapow scheme of learning has been adopted for Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2 languages.
  • Key Stage 1 languages focus on learning French through songs.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching within lessons.
  • Specific French phonics teaching within lessons.
  • Teaching of conjugation of key verbs to accurately express person, tense and intent. 
  • Alternative methods of communication are taught within school e.g. Makaton and Sign Language

Knowledge and Understanding

The children’s understanding and knowledge of languages will be broadened through the teaching of the following key concepts.  

  • Describing ourselves.
  • Articulating our interests and hobbies.
  • Describing our family.
  • Geographical and cultural understanding.


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

Curriculum documents

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