Woodloes Primary School MFL (French) Curriculum


At Woodloes Primary School, our intent is to develop a love of learning about other languages and cultures whilst providing a wider understanding of the world for our Key Stage 2 pupils. We aim to build on children’s ‘cultural capital’ so that children develop a knowledge and understanding of the rich diversity between cultures in our community, the UK and the wider world.


The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  2. 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
  3. Write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  4. Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied


The language chosen to be studied by Key Stage 2 pupils at Woodloes Primary School is French.



The Kapow Primary Scheme is used to plan and teach half-termly French units for Key Stage 2 pupils; ensuring full coverage of  content of the National Curriculum.  Each session identifies clearly the skills and knowledge to be taught which enables progression, both throughout the year, as well as throughout the school. This ensures that skills, knowledge and vocabulary are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.  These sessions are taught either by the class teacher or PPA provider.


Within these sessions,  a variety of approaches, including role play and songs , are incorporated to make the learning meaning full and exciting for the pupils. The ultimate aim being that pupils will feel confident engaging in spoken French, develop skills in reading, listening and writing, and know how important languages will be in their future.  Any written work in French is completed in individual exercise books which move up with each pupil to the next year group therefore allowing for clear progression.  


Through our implementation of French sessions, it is our intention that when children leave Woodloes Primary School, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore, other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. We want our children to be inspired and equipped to continue language learning beyond their primary education.



By the end of their primary education, our pupils will have covered the aspects of learning as set out in the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages. They will have developed a recall of relevant vocabulary and formulate simple phrases and become engaged in simple conversational French, ask questions, and are able to write sentences and phrases relating to a range of topics.  They will also be confident in moving onto KS3 to further develop their language skills in French and other MFLs.


Assessments linked to French take place throughout the academic year, and children are assessed against age related expectations by their class teacher and provider of the sessions. The results of these assessments are recorded are used to inform judgements linked to attainment and progress, and assessments linked to age related expectations are shared with parents/carers in the end of year report.


The impact of the French curriculum at Woodloes Primary School is assessed through subject specific monitoring and participation in the deep dive process. Accompanying evidence is provided through pupil interviews, lesson visits, teachers questionnaires, marking of written work, observing children speaking and listening to responses to questions in class and the analysis of data.  

Long-Term Plan

French Long Term Plan.pdf

Skills and Knowledge Progression

French Progression of Skills and Knowledge.pdf