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Modern Foreign Language

E170C153E88EAABE899B8E59360F8FCBModern Foreign Languages.

Learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience

for the future.

French is generally taught at Geoffrey Field, but we encourage children to use words and phrases they may know in other languages. Learning a language enriches the curriculum, providing excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and helps to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life.

Children enjoy taking an active part in language lessons. They learn through playing games, singing, role play, songs/rhymes and the reading of short stories/poems.

By the end of Year 6, each child can read short texts, write descriptive phrases/sentences and speak in a small group confidently.

We currently choose to teach French across all year groups, but do encourage children to celebrate other languages spoken in the school.

Below outlines the areas covered in years 3 and 4 (lower school) and years 5 and 6 (upper school)


Years 3 and 4 Years 5 and 6
Days and Months of the year Consolidate learning from years 3 and 4
Colours Counting to 100
Greetings/ Names/ Birthdays Seasons/ Weather
Numbers 1 -31 Family
Animals/ Pets Clothing
Parts of the body Food/ Drink
Classroom objects Transport
Songs and Games Geography of France
Christmas Rooms in a house
Jacques Dit Game
Stories (Grand Monster Vert and others)