Parler Français

Une langue différente est une vision différente de la vie.

A different language is a different vision of life.
– Frederico Fellini


Pupils at St. Clare’s become confident and comfortable speaking French during Key Stage Two and this language acquisition will provide them with a life-long practical skill, stimulating their interest in other languages and cultures.

Pupils see the opportunity to learn a foreign language as enjoyable but purposeful. Pupils develop oral skills and become more attuned to French language pronunciation as well as having opportunities to write in a foreign language. This experience will enrich their awareness of grammar and provide opportunities for children to discuss and reflect similarities and differences to English grammar. The three pillars of language learning (Phonics – Vocabulary – Grammar) underpin our curriculum and knowledge is mapped out from Year 3 to Year 6.

Pupils develop a knowledge and understanding of France, its society and culture that will inspire a lifelong interest and curiosity about the wider world, promoting tolerance of diversity in society. We believe that learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others, which feeds into our focus on Global Goals.


In KS2, children are taught in weekly sessions by class teachers using our CUSP French scheme of work.

Children develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. They start to record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.

Key words are displayed in the class and and French vocabulary is visible throughout the school. Practical activities, songs and games are used to help improve memory and recall and visual prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary.

Informal assessment of progress will be made by the teacher during lessons, through questioning and oral feedback.


Pupils develop key language learning skills, as set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures. These are as follows:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • 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
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


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