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Modern Foreign Languages 

Modern Foreign Languages


At The John Moore Primary School, we aspire to be linguists! The modern foreign language we teach is French.   


Our teaching of French focuses on establishing a solid foundation where there is a balance between spoken and written French and learning about the lives and culture of Francophone countries. We aim to instil in all pupils a positive attitude towards learning languages, so that they enjoy their lessons and become curious about languages.  


We ensure every child engages in French lessons by teaching through stories, songs, games and rhymes. Through this, children learn new vocabulary and practise this in conversations. Our planning is based upon the La Jolie Ronde scheme of work which covers all of the components of the National Curriculum programme of study. We aim to build children’s confidence and knowledge of the French language so that that by the time the pupils leave our care they are able to speak with increasing confidence and have a desire to continue to learn, standing them in good stead to continue in Key Stage 3. Our French teaching also aims to broaden children’s knowledge of other cultures, establishing an awareness and appreciation of similarities and differences across cultures around the world.  


Our aims in teaching French are: 

  • To develop an interest in learning other languages. 

  • To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. 

  • To encourage children to be aware that language has a structure and that the structure differs from one language to another. 

  • To develop children’s knowledge of vocabulary, phonics and grammar in the French language. 

  • To develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. 

  • To help children develop their awareness and tolerance of cultural differences in other countries. 

  • To lay the foundations for future learning. 

Key Documents 

Modern Foreign Language National Curriculum Map

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