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Our French Intent


Our French curriculum aims to give children an awareness of other cultures and have the confidence and resilience to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both written and oral French. We aim to give pupils a foundation for language learning that encourages and enables them to apply their knowledge and skills - knowledge, skills and vocabulary that are built on from prior learning and repeated with increasing complexity. 

Year 2 enjoyed French Day, the children came to school in red, white and blue. We began the day by answering the register in French and practiced French greetings 

The children then learnt the French song Frere Jacques, we translated it in to English too so we understood the song. 

They used recorders and glockenspiels to perform the song, reading the music and following the notes. They then learnt how to say their names in French, exploring numbers, days of the week and colours. 

To finish the day we explored the French cuisine and tasted some French food, comparing their cuisine with ours. 

Tres Bien Year 2! 

Year one loved French Day. We explored French greetings and learnt about different landmarks. We drew and wrote about our favourite landmark. We even tried some French sweet treats.

In year 3, we have been cooking and learning more about french foods. The children enjoyed creating croissants and choosing their filling. After this they used egg wash to glaze and rolled the pastry into a shell. Children were cautious when using equipment and maintaining hygiene. The children have been busy creating a French ingredients list along with instructions, and French food posters.  

French Day in Reception

Children in reception began their day by answering the register with Bonjour. They learnt to count to 10 in French and made a variety of flags for our French Day displays using a range of different materials. Every time they heard the word 'French' they had to reply with, 'ooh la lar'. 

Y3-French Transport

Today in year the children have been getting better at being able to adopt, ask and answer questions about a transport picture prompt.

Y3-French Transport

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In French the children have learnt and performed a song to match french transport. They have used actions to along with french lyrics to show where they are travelling on holiday. Today the children have been getting better at making changes to simple phrases and performing a song to an audience.

Year 6 - Planning a French Holiday

Y3 In a French classroom

Year 3-In a French classroom

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Year 3-In a French classroom

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In French the children have been preparing and presentIn a short spoken text, about what is or isn’t in their book bag

Year 5- McAuley French Visit

The children in Year 5 had the most wonderful afternoon with a visit from the language department of McAuley High School. The visitor spent time teaching the children about different French speaking countries in the world and even taught them how to solve maths problems in French!

Y3-A French classroom

In this lesson, children in year 3 were looking at pencils and things in the French classroom. They sorted their words into feminine and masculine words, and created a flash card game to aid each other’s memory With picture recognition of each item.

Year 6 - In my French House

Year 6 learnt how to describe their house, rooms and objects in French

Year 3-Playground games and Numbers

In Year 3, the children have been writing about playground games and Numbers, as well as speaking about them in French.

Year 4 - Getting dressed in French

Year 4 have studied the names for different items of clothing in French. They have used these words in spoken and written French.

Y3-French playground games: Numbers and age

Y3 have been reading French Numbers, and recognising the Numbers one to twelve, written in French.

Y3-French playground games: Numbers and age

Y3-Counting In French

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Y3-Counting In French

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In Y3 the children have been learning to count how old they are in French. The children have been using number words to give more information about themselves.

Y3-Playground games: Numbers and age

Counting from 1 to 6

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Today in French, Y3 have been learning numbers 1-12, and some pupils have performed them to the whole class.


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Year 6 - French Football Champions

Year 6 now know football vocabulary in French, footballer profiles, where footballers come from and created their own footballer profile in French

Y3-Using shapes like the French artist Matisse

The children were able to recognise what cognates are, and near cognates. They were able to give instructions in French, using size, shape and colour. They asked politely and said ‘thank you’ in French.

Y3-French-Shapes and colours in French

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The children have been asking each other what colour shape they are holding up, and their partner has been giving their response in French (“It is a....”).


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Y3-Colours in French

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The children enjoyed playing a game of ‘splat’, where the colours were Called out in French, and the children had to point to the correct one.

Year 4- Portraits- describing in French

In Year 4, we have learned how describe a person's height, personality, eye colour and hair colour. 

Year 6 - French Sport and the Olympics

French Monster Pets

The children developed their knowledge and vocabulary by exploring the topic of French monster pets. The identified cognates (French words that sound the same or similar in English) in a piece of French text and then explored nouns by looking at their gender and number. They then created their own French monster pets and used their learning to describe them.

Take a look at the amazing learning that took place...

Y3-Finger puppets, and French rhymes.

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Y3-French greetings

French greetings. Y3 have created finger puppets, and performed finger rhymes in French.

Y3-French greetings.

The children were having conversations about each other’s feelings. Y3 have been asking each other how they were, and using the emoji cards to support their responses.

Visiting  a Town in France


During this unit Year 6 were able to describe their route to school, give directions to places in a town, travelling to France through role play, give opinions, identify grammatical features and even make their own passport!

Planning a French Holiday


Year 6 were able to plan their French holiday including using the future tense, describe what will be in their suitcase, read a simple story and plan a holiday to France!

In My French House


Children were able to understand the different elements of a house and family as well as describing rooms and where they live...

French Football Champions


During this unit, Year 6 were able to pronounce new vocabulary, construct sentences and make football player profiles!

French Sport and the Olympics


Year 6 learned about French Sport and the Olympics; they accurately pronounced the name of a sport and were able to construct simple sentences regarding a sport.

Shopping in France

The children used their counting skills to practice French money and then named fruit in French. They used these skills to ask the price of items at a French fruit market. Then, by exploring a traditional French text, they were able to identify cognates and near-cognates in a recipe.

Languages Trip to McAuley

The children in year 5 really enjoyed a trip to McAuley to take part in a Languages day run by staff at the school. The children began the day with a continental breakfast and received a bag of with their very own learning passport as well as a pencil and ruler to help them with their learning.

They took part in French and Spanish lessons and finished the day off with other schools in a quiz to show off all their learning.

Take a look at our amazing day!

Space Exploration in French

Year 5 identified planetary objects in our solar system in small groups and the explored the solar system further by watching a video from the European Space Agency in French and matched the French pronunciations to the English words. The children then compared the planets to each other and created a 'Galaxy Guide' using the vocabulary they had learnt.

Year 4 - French and the Eurovision Song Contest

In Year 4 this half term, the children have been learning about the topic French and the Eurovision Song Contest. The children have explored how to say different musical instruments. In French this week, the children have been learning how to ask each other what music genres they like. The children were also able to say whether they disliked a certain genre. Once the children had learnt the different phrases, the children went around the class and asked each other 'Quel genre de musique aimes-tu?' and filled a survey in, so that we could see how many people liked jazz music, how many people liked pop music, how many people liked classical music, how many people liked folk music and how many people liked rock music. The children really enjoyed this. 

Year 4 - French Food

In Year 4, the children are learning about French Food this half term. In today's lesson, the children recapped numbers from 1-30, as well as learning about money and how to say it in French. 

French Food Tasting and Role Play lesson

Je voudrais de croissant

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Je voudrais le fromage

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The children in Year 4 have had a lovely afternoon in French. To finish our French food unit this half term, the children have been finishing their menus and role playing a cafè. The children have had the opportunity to try a few French foods too. The children have really enjoyed this topic and enjoyed the croissants and pain au chocolat! 

Year 5- Spring 1- Shopping Trip

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In French, we have learnt how to read, write and spell foods. 

Year 6 - My French!

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Year 5- French Speaking World

The children in Year 5 have been exploring the world, identifying countries that speak the French language. They have really enjoyed learning more about these countries and can now discuss important landmarks and climates.