Languages- French

Languages- French


At Stretton Handley CE Primary School, our Modern Foreign Language curriculum is knowledge rich and ensures that key skills and continuous improvement in subject specific vocabulary are reinforced in meaningful contexts. Key strands are deliberately constructed so our children’s language skills and knowledge are built upon each year. Our children will be immersed
in experiences of reading, writing, speaking and listening in French. We will achieve this through developing knowledge that can be retained in the long term memory.


At Stretton Handley CE Primary School, our French curriculum will ensure all 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. In KS2, children are taught in weekly sessions with class teachers reinforcing their learning outside of lessons where possible. We aim for our children to develop an appreciation of songs and stories in French throughout their time at the school. At Stretton Handley CE Primary school, we acknowledge children’s different learning styles, our children learn through active participation in actions, rhymes, stories, song, grammar focus, video clips, sentence structure, dictionary work, book making and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills.


By the end of KS2, the children at Stretton Handley CE Primary School have developed an interest in language acquisition and have a curiosity about languages. They are excited to engage further during the secondary phase with confidence. Knowledge and skills have been embedded through songs, games and practise, with some words and phrases are committed to long term memory. 

French Policy- 2022

French Knowledge and Skills Progression Overview