What are we aiming for?

At High Hesket CE School children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. Through teaching French at Key Stage 2 we encourage children’s confidence and creative skills. We strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language and help them to develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries. We aim to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable the children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning. 

Our French curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. 


Our progression in MFL document supports teachers in ensuring learning is pitched correctly and developed consistently, building on previous learning. Our dual focussed connect/stretch/transfer approach to planning, teaching and learning French allows us to introduce key skills and knowledge, stretch the children’s ability to secure knowledge and transfer this learning through creating their own dialogue, both written and oral. Children use identified learning behaviours to enable them to gain knowledge and understand vocabulary. Learning experiences are vocabulary rich and it is expected that children use French vocabulary readily. 

How do we get there?

In the downloads section below you will find the progression of skills and vocabulary for French.  These documents show how French develops as the children move through the school.