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Modern Foreign Languages (French)

The aim of teaching children another language is to give them a broader understanding of the world, to encourage their curiosity about other cultures and to enable them to begin to communicate with those who speak another language.


At Dymchurch, we teach children French in KS2 and hope to make language learning a fun and enjoyable experience that children will go on to develop further at secondary school.  We currently use Classroom Secrets - to learn more about it, click here.


Our Modern Foreign Languages intent: 

  • To make children aware of other cultures and languages.
  • To educate children on how languages evolve and spread across the world.
  • To understand that word classes are used in all languages.
  • To encourage children to communicate with people who speak other languages.
  • To understand the importance of communication skills.


We begin with lots of speaking and listening activities, allowing children to use the language in a practical context. Games and roleplays help to make the lessons fun and often allow children to remember vocabulary and phrases more easily. Lessons include a range of vocabulary and basic language structures which children can use to communicate about everyday topics, such as food and drink, sports, school, family etc.


Children will have opportunities to listen to stories and songs in French, so they can hear the patterns and sounds of the language, helping them develop their own pronunciation.


By the end of KS2 children should be able to do the following:


  • Understand and sing songs in French accompanied by actions to words
  • Take part in role play and engage in simple conversations
  • Understand the difference in culture and be curious about others
  • Understand basic French grammar and some of the ways it differs from English.



MFL - French - Skill Progression and Long Term Plan