French curriculum

Intent for TVED French

Our MFL curriculum will ensure all our children develop a love of language learning through positive experiences that will lay the foundations for future studies.  As a result, our children will be able to understand and communicate their ideas, and those of others, in a foreign language.  It will facilitate openness to culture, traditions and customs.  They will be lifelong language learners in order to know their place in a multicultural society and become global citizens.


By the end of KS2 most children will be able to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language 
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
Year 4Theme – Personal
Cultural – Etiquette and Greetings
Theme – Personal
Cultural – Location of France
Application Project – Birthday Party
Theme – Personal & Place
Cultural – School Day
How do I talk about myself?
How do I spell my name?
How do I talk about my feelings?
How do I say when my Birthday is?
How do I describe an animal with a colour?
How do I talk about my classroom and school?
Year 5Theme – Places & Personal
Cultural – Celebrations
Theme – Places
Cultural – Climate
Application Project – Weather Forecast
Theme – Places
Cultural – Landmarks
How do I say where I am from?
How do I talk about my family?
How do I say what the weather is like today?How do I say which country I live in?
Year 6Theme – Food & Personal
Cultural – French market
Theme – Food
Cultural – French products
Theme – Food
Cultural – Café life
What fruits and vegetables can you name?
How do I talk about my likes and dislikes?
How do I order a breakfast?Application Project – Can you order/serve a meal in a French café?


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