The Intent of our French Curriculum

At Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School we provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. At Sacred Heart, our children are taught about the French culture and language.

It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written language, gained confidence to speak in French with others and know how important fluency in other languages can be in their future.

The Implementation of our French Curriculum

Our Languages curriculum is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language. It progressively develops language skills, through regularly taught lessons. This allows the children to acquire new language then use and apply it in a range of different scenarios and topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.

All children in KS2 have weekly French lessons, and lessons are progressive and build on the language skills and knowledge the children learn year by year. Topics are repeated in different year groups and children spend valuable time consolidating prior learning.

The Impact of our French Curriculum

We know our languages curriculum is impactful when our children make good progress and are engaged, demonstrating enjoyment and enthusiasm. Our curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the National Curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures. At Sacred Heart, we strive to teach our children about diversity and tolerance of others – teaching the children another language so they can communicate with others and learning about the cultures and customs of others are integral to this aim.

Click on the link below to view the French Progression Map:-

French Progression Map

Languages Curriculum Map – French