Curriculum Intent

We currently offer French lessons using a broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that inspires and excites our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. Our teaching provides the appropriate balance of the four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. In addition to this, necessary grammar is covered in an age-appropriate way across the school. This enables pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning at secondary school. Our pupils are taught to understand and express their ideas, facts and feelings in spoken and written French, focused on familiar and routine matters. We currently use the Language Angels Scheme of work:

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Curriculum Implementation

In French, Year groups follow specifically selected units of work which offer appropriate progression throughout years 3-6. The units we teach are currently as follows:


KS2 Teaching Units by Year group


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Phonetics Lesson 1 & I'm Learning French [E]

Phonetics Lesson 2 & Presenting Myself [I]

Phonetics Lesson 3 & Do you have a pet? [I]

Phonetics Lesson 4 & At School [P]

Core Vocabulary lessons[C]
- Les jours
- Les mois
- Les salutations
- Les commandes de la classe
- Joyeux Noel

Family [I]

What is the date? [I]

Irregular Verbs [P]


Animals [E]

My Home [I]

The weather [I]

The Weekend [P]

Fruits [E]

Habitats [I]

Clothes [I]

World War II [P]


Little Red Riding Hood [E]

The Romans [I]

Regular Verbs [P]

French Cultural Lessons [C]

I Can… [E]

Olympics [I]

Healthy Lifestyle [P]

Me in the world [P]


Units, where possible, are linked to class topics and cross curricular themes. Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.


Curriculum Impact

The impact of foreign languages at Boldmere is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The ultimate aim is that our pupils will become life-long language learners and be ready for language learning at secondary school.