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French – Scheme of Work

Primary modern languages are stimulating and exciting, extending children‘s knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Studying languages, provides the ideal opportunity to gain an insight into other cultures and ways of life, in order to value differences whilst at the same time breaking down barriers and prejudices in the community.


Teaching of primary modern languages offers opportunities to:

  • develop children’s understanding of different cultures
  • promote international links
  • become aware of relationships among languages
  • help children to acquire the necessary skills and confidence to communicate     verbally, and non-verbally, in a foreign language
  • realise opportunities of working and travelling abroad


By the end of key stage 2, children should be able to:

  • listen to, and understand, the main points and some detail from a short, spoken text
  • give a presentation in a clear, audible voice
  • converse briefly without prompts
  • enjoy listening and speaking confidently
  • read aloud with confidence, enjoyment and expression, in chorus or individually
  • read and understand the main points, and some detail, from a short written passage
  • write several sentences from memory
  • develop a short text using a model
  • demonstrate understanding of, and respect for, cultural diversity
  • present information about an aspect of another country


Year 1 of scheme

Year 2 of scheme

  • Numbers 0-10
  • Greetings
  • Classroom instructions
  • Ask for and give name
  • Revision of numbers 0-10; ask for, and state, age
  • Colours
  • Names of fruit; food items
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Letter to Father Christmas
  • Pancake celebrations
  • Easter celebrations
  • Revision of colours
  • Parts of the body
  • French translation
  • Zoo animals
  • Verb –to be
  • Christmas theme
  • Rhyming words
  • Members of the family
  • Ask & answer questions about family members
  • Pets
  • Verb-to have
  • Easter theme
  • Playground song & activity
  • Hobbies
  • Opinions
  • Numbers 12-31
  • Weather expressions
  • Clothes items