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  • Confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.
  • Fluency in reading and writing.
  • A strong awareness of the culture of France.
  • A curiosity, passion and commitment for languages.
  • The ability to use languages creatively and spontaneously.
  • To understand the diversity of culture.


  • Long term planning that is carefully tailored to the curriculum drivers whilst completing the National Curriculum Programme of study.
  • French is taught across the school and in Key Stage 2 is organised into four-year cycle.
  • North Yorkshire’s scheme of learning has been adopted for languages.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching within lessons.
  • A school topic on France to support children knowledge of languages.
  • Alternative methods of communication are taught within school e.g. Makaton and Sign Language


  • All children make good or better progress and are ready for their next stage of language learning.
  • Confident, independent and resilient learners.
  • Rich vocabulary that reflects their learning.
  • Children have a strong understanding of diversity in the world.
  • Improved cultural capital.