Modern Foreign Language

At Wellesley Primary School, French is taught via the Language Angels scheme which has been carefully tailored to ensure that appropriate knowledge and skills are being developed, with the focus on progression across all year groups in Key Stage 2. We want our French curriculum to develop children’s curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages and they will recognise the value of communicating effectively in another language. By embedding the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing that are necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts, they will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at secondary school. Furthermore, learning French 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 intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.


French at Wellesley is taught from Year 3 To Year 6. We have identified key vocabulary and grammar and linked it to a variety of real-life contexts, with consideration given to ensuring progression across topics throughout each year group across Key Stage 2. We use a range of sources to develop children’s skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening such as songs and stories. Children revisit key learning in each lesson to ensure their understanding is embedded and these are repeated in subsequent terms too. Assessment is completed through observations of children in lessons and through the written work they complete.


The topics the children study increase the level of challenge, stretch, linguistic and grammatical complexity as pupils move through Key Stage 2.  Topics in each subsequent level of the teaching type categories require more knowledge and application of skills than the previous teaching type.  Activities contain progressively more text (both in English and French) and lessons will have more content as the children become more confident and ambitious with the foreign language they are learning.

Read our Modern Foreign Languages Intent

Year 3

Phonetics 1
I'm Learning French
Musical Instruments
Fruits or vegetables
Ancient Britain
Year 4

Phonetics 2
Presenting myself
My home
Year 5

Phonetics 3
Do you have a pet?
What is the date?
The weather
Year 6

Phonetics 4
At school
Regular Verbs
The weekend
World War II
The Vikings
Me in the world