At St Bernadette, we aim to provide children with a fun and exciting first step into language learning.   

Throughout the four years in Key Stage 2, children cover many topics from the EartyStart French scheme of work.  During each unit of work, children will first be exposed to the target language through games, songs and speaking and listening activities. Then, as the units progress, children begin to read and write sentences in Lower KS2 and short sections of text in Upper KS2. 

Children also develop their awareness of our multicultural world, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. For example, in Year 3, children learn about how French families celebrate Christmas in Year 4 they learn about Easter  in France and how Bastille Day is celebrated and why. 

Children have their own 'Language Portfolio' where they collect work that they complete in their French lessons. This moves up the school with the children, until the end of year 6, where they can take it to their secondary school.

French units ususally consist of 30 minute lessons over a half term or full term.

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year 3  Greetings Numbers About me
Year 4 Where do you live?      School  Sports and Hobbies
Year 5 In the Town Food and Drink             Animals
Year 6 Parts of the Body  

Welcome to Morocco   

 Year 3

Over the course of the year, children learn to confidently recall key vocabulary in the French Language. Some of the topics they cover are: greetings, colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.

Year 4

Children extend their written French through labelling and creating sentences. They engage in short conversations with each other, answering questions: where do you live, what is in your pencil case and what do you like to do in your free time?

Year 5

In their first topic in Year 5, children build on what they have learnt in Year 4 about where they live and identifying places in town. They also give their personal preferences about what food they like and dislike. During this topic, children also get to taste traditional French cuisine.

Year 6

Once the children have learnt the names of different body parts and revised he colours, they write paragraphs to describe monsters. They also learn about Francophone countries around the world, with a particular focus on Moroco.



Below is a list of free websites which allow you to access interactive games to support the learning of French at home.