Modern Foreign Languages

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini 

"To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world." – Chinese Proverb 

  • We want to promote curiosity in other languages and cultures that deepens their understanding of our world 
  • We aim to equip children with the tools to introduce themselves and have conversations in French 
  • Our aim is that our learners develop a deep understanding and knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and phonics and can listen, speak, read and write in French 
  • We want to promote the benefits of developing communication skills to converse in a different language by equipping pupils with the skills to allow them to successfully continue future language study as independent learners and be aware of the opportunities it can open to them 
  • We will celebrate different cultures and diversity in an International day 

Starting in Early Years and Key stage 1, children learn how to greet people in different languages. 

In Key stage 2, we aim to give children the opportunity to learn through songs, games and role play situations where they get to repeat and practise new vocabulary.   

Subject Curriculum Overview 


Modern-Foreign-Languages (ID 1050)

  • Year 3 - Making crepes
  • Year 4 - Creative writing in French
  • Year 6 - Weather Reporting

demonstrating school values through foreign languages


Children work together in pairs and small groups to practise having conversations, play games and do role plays of real-world situations in French. 


The children learn resilience as they persevere with learning a new language and the pronunciation of new words. 


Children compare traditions between different countries and to recognise the similarities and differences between the UK and France. They also celebrate different languages and cultures during International Day. This develops a mutual respect and tolerance of other cultures and languages. 


Pupils understand the importance of being supportive and respecting the feelings of others when peers are exploring new vocabulary and practising pronunciations. During lessons, children are entrusted to use I-pads responsibly to record and edit role plays.