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Modern Foreign Languages 

Modern Foreign Languages


At The John Moore Primary School, we aspire to be linguists! Our curriculum aims to instil a curiosity and an excitement about languages, so that children develop a love of learning that will guide them through their MFL learning in Key Stage 2 and beyond. Not only does our curriculum equip children with the language skills they need to succeed as linguists, it also opens their mind towards cultures, traditions and ideas beyond our shores.


The core modern foreign language we learn at The John Moore Primary School is French. We use a mastery curriculum: each class studies a number of units of learning across the year, with each unit equipping the children with skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding that become progressively more challenging as the children move through their learning journey. Phonics is a key component of the curriculum: pronunciation is linked to letters and sounds in words, and children only move on to study units of work which incorporate letters and sounds that they have mastered through prior learning.


We ensure every child engages in French lessons by teaching through stories, songs, games and a variety of other activities. Through these activities, children learn new vocabulary and practise this in conversations. As the children move through KS2, they take part in activities that challenge their writing, reading and listening skills in French.


Our planning 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 they leave The John Moore Primary School 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 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 Programme of Study

Modern Foreign Language Long Term Overview

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