Modern Foreign Language

PlanIt French offers a carefully planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the national curriculum. Our chosen themes – Time Travelling, Let’s Visit a French Town and This Is France – provide an introduction to the culture of French-speaking countries and communities. It aims to foster children’s curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world. A linear curriculum has been chosen to allow opportunity for children to gradually build on their skills. PlanIt French enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and provides opportunities to interact and communicate with others both in speech and in writing. At the heart of PlanIt French is the desire to expose children to authentic French, so the scheme offers regular opportunities to listen to native speakers. In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy. Through our PlanIt French scheme, we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We aim to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies. 

At DBJA we teach French across the school as our main language. Children have a French assembly once a week where they practice what they have learnt so far and any new vocabulary for that week. These assemblies then transfer to the weekly lessons that are recorded as a whole class in their French scrap books. These books allow the children to be expressive and use post it notes, worksheets and videos to show what they have learnt that week.

We have also immersed the children in a ‘French Day’ where the children learn about the culture, language and food of France.

Overview and Vocabulary Mat Examples

Whole School MFL Overview

Word Cards Let’s Visit a French Town

Word Cards

Word Mat – Lesson 1

Lesson 1 Word Mat