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French at Much Birch 


Four basic values run through our whole curriculum. Through our curriculum we foster friendship, hope, perseverance and humility to enable every child to flourish in the fullness of life and achieve their full potential. 


Perseverance helps them understand that sustained time and effort will be needed in order for them to master another language, and that this may take years to do.

Hope enables them to look forward and believe in themselves and their abilities so that they can produce the best that they can.

Friendship gives them the security to try out new skills and to share ideas with each other during the talking and writing processes.

Finally, our value of humility gives them the tool they need to correct their work.  To understand that a first attempt at speaking may not be the best and it may take improvement to produce speech and writing that is a good enough quality for native speakers of French to understand.

At Much Birch C of E Primary, we endeavour to equip and nurture the children to become French speakers of the future. We provide them with the skill set and relevant knowledge they need, as well as giving them the freedom to express and explore. We also foster a learning environment that appreciates and praises the work of others. Children develop the key skills of learning languages as well as becoming increasingly creative, resilient, and confident.


Therefore, all of our French lessons are designed to enable all pupils to:

• understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources;

• speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation;

 • write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt;

 • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied;

                                                                                                   (National Curriculum 2013)



All Key Stage 2 year groups have lessons in French. These could be an hour long in one week or might consist of regular shorter daily sessions, in order to incorporate the skills required by the National Curriculum. The class teacher will have the autonomy to decide on the best format for the content being learnt at the time. Regular over-teaching and practice is necessary in this subject to ensure that knowledge ‘sticks’ and isn’t forgotten. 

 All lessons are differentiated. This means that teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including, those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra challenge in this subject.




French Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

French Greetings

French Colours

Tell the time in French

Counting (French numbers from 1 to 20)

Bon appétit! French food song

School Words in French 🇫🇷 - Learn French

Places Around Town in French 🇫🇷 - Learn French