Modern Foreign Language

French is taught to all classes for 30 to 45 minutes each week by Mrs Harrison. Children are able to develop their French language skills as well as learning about French culture and traditions.

Younger children learn French words and phrases through songs, videos, games, stories and repetition. As the children progress through the school they learn how to say more complex sentences, including descriptions, opinions and reasons why. They will recognise sound spelling links, write simple, then more complex sentences and learn some basic grammar structures.

We have access to lots of French resources in school which allow children to listen to a range of native speakers and include interactive games to reinforce the new language being taught.

All KS2 children have a French folder where written work is kept. This stays with them and can be used as a reference. Children also have a language profile which is completed to show children’s achievements in the form of I can… statements.

We also have a long standing link with a primary school in France. We exchange cards, letters and videos and we find this is a fun way to practise our French and learn first hand about the similarities and differences between our two countries.

I hope you are all enjoying using languagenut whilst school has been closed. Don’t forget to have a go at the tasks I set weekly so I can see how you are all getting on. You will find these under the homework overview tab on your homepage. From June I will be setting work which you will find on your class home learning page. Mrs Harrison



June / July 2020 update KS2

Languagenut is no longer available. Well done to those of you who had a go at the tasks I set and to those of you who built up a huge score whilst practising – I have kept a record and many of you have earned some team points! I am setting up similar activities for next term.

For the week commencing June 1st I have set you some work which should take two weeks  to complete – details for each year group can be found on your home learning pages. Just follow the instructions on the powerpoints and try the new fun way to learn some French phonics as well.

Mrs Harrison