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Primary Languages

Children are taught French in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. They are taught in short units (see curriculum overview below). Most units are about 6 weeks long and involve reading, writing, speaking and listening to French. Lessons could involve watching a video, listening to a song, playing a game or creating a poster. We use the early start scheme of work as a base, but have added many resources and activities of our own. We subscribe to the Linguafun website, and children are allowed to use this at home.

We also run after school clubs in various languages for all ages from Years 1 to 6.

Overview of our Languages Curriculum (French)


Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Year 3

Curriculum focus

Early Start Unit 1.1

Greetings, goodbyes

Salut! Au Revoir!


Early Start Unit 1.2

Asking 'How are you?

Ça va?




Early Start Unit 1.3

What’s your name?

Comments t’appelles-tu?

Early Start Unit 1.4

The alphabet


Early Start Unit 1.5

My family

Ma famille


Early Start Unit 1.6

Number 0-12

Les nombres de 0 à 12


Year 3

Progression of skills

Ask and answer questions.

French words are pronounced differently to English ones.

Learning new sounds.

Understanding French structures are different to English ones.

Learning a different way to say the alphabet.



Nouns have genders.

Personal pronouns.

Definite and indefinite articles.

Year 4

Curriculum focus

Early Start Unit 1.7

How old are you?

Quel âge as-tu?


Early Start Unit 1.8

Brothers and sisters

As-tu des frères et des soeurs?



Early Start Unit 1.9

Do you have a pet?

As-tu un animal?


Early Start Unit 1.10


Les couleurs


Early Start Unit 1.11

Months of the year

Mois de l’année


Early Start Unit 1.12

Numbers 13-31

Les nombres de 13 à 31

Year 4

Progression of skills

French uses “have” for ages.

Plurals can sound the same as singular nouns.

How to form negatives.

Different forms of “avoir”

Extending vocabulary.

Extending pronunciation repertoire.

Extending vocabulary.

Extending pronunciation repertoire.

Months start with small letters.


Year 5

Curriculum focus

Early Start Unit 1.13

When is your birthday?

Joyeux anniversaire!


Early Start Unit 1.14

Days of the week

Les jours de la semaine


 Early Start Unit 1.15

What’s today’s date?

Quelle est la date aujourd’hui?


Early Start Unit 1.16


Quel temps fait-il?


Early Start Unit 2.1

Where do you live?

Où habites-tu?


Early Start Unit 2.2

Places in town

En ville


Year 5

Progression of skills

Saying when birthday is.


How to say a date in French.

No capitals for days of the week


Place names in France.


Personal pronouns.

Places in a town.

Year 6

Curriculum focus

Early Start 2.3


Toutes directions



Early Start Unit 2.4

At school

À l’école



Early Start Unit 2.5

Classroom objects

Les objets de la classe



Early Start Unit 2.6

What’s the time

Quelle heure est-il?

Early Start Unit 2.10

Food and drink

Qu’est ce que tu aimes?



Early Start Unit 2.11

Enjoy your meal!

Bon appétit!

Year 6

Progression of skills

Asking and giving directions.

Getting the gist.

Being polite.



Asking and answering questions (revision)

Mealtime conversations. Asking for food.



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