Palterton Primary School

French at Palterton Primary

Intent – What are Modern Foreign Languages for?

To enable children to celebrate and welcome differences in our world, it is vital they have an understanding of different languages and countries. By introducing and exposing children to this, they will have a deepened ability to show respect and play a valuable part in our global society.


The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  2. speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  3. can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  4. discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


At Palterton Primary School we aim to introduce children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating and to lay the foundations for future language learning.

The Implementation of MFL – What will the children learn?

At Palterton Primary School we teach French as our Modern Foreign Language.

Following the National Curriculum requirements, French is taught formally in Key Stage Two and it is our aim to prepare children for their Modern Foreign languages learning at Key Stage Three. Children in Key Stage One have exposure to Modern Foreign languages through activity days and through informal activities where appropriate.  

Our planning for French is based on the La Jolie Ronde scheme of work, which covers all components of the programme of study. The scheme is also supplemented with further resources to support teaching as appropriate, these include a variety of French games.

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