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Image result for french flag          French Curriculum 


The National Curriculum statutory requirement from September 2014 asks Key stage 2 pupils and teachers to focus on making substantial progress in at least one modern or ancient foreign language.


Languages are not a compulsory subject in maintained schools at KS1 but are compulsory in KS2 and KS3. Teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language, and should ‘lay the foundations’ for foreign language learning at KS3. The most successful language teaching is where it is integrated across the curriculum. There is no specific requirement with regard to the amount of time that should be spent on foreign language teaching.

French at Featherbank         

At Featherbank, we are proud believers of ‘opportunities for all’ and enjoy delivering French to all children, of all abilities, in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Lessons are firmly embedded as part of the whole school curriculum. Each class is allocated 30 minutes for the main language lesson and is delivered by a specialist language teacher. All class teachers follow a cross-curricular approach to language teaching and learning. They ensure that French is used where appropriate throughout the school day, providing further opportunities for language development and consolidation. 


French in the new school year

French lessons are well underway in every class with lots of active learning through games and songs. Even our new reception children have already met 'Mimi' and can say hello and goodbye to her!
Year 4 conducting a class survey in French
Yr3 Asking and answering questions about each other.


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Year 6 using on-line French


Learning French through ICT in Y6

Year 6 asking about birthdays...

Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?


Yr3 learning to spell the French numbers to 10


Year 1 singing about foods which they like


Reception class greeting each other and learning a finger rhyme in French




The whole school enjoyed a day of French and came to school dressed in the French flag colours of red, white and blue.  The activities ranged from participating in a French breakfast, singing If You're happy and You Know It in French and  learning about skiing on Mont Blanc!



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Le Club Francais


KS1 Club

Practising numbers and colours while playing Snakes and Ladders in French!

Reception and Key Stage 1


The children learn French through songs, games, finger rhymes and story telling. They learn about greetings, counting in French, colours, everyday language for use in the classroom, French breakfast, playground games, traditional songs and customs. 

Reception children greeting Mimi and telling her their names in French.

Year 2 Telling us how they are feeling.

Pomme de reinette et pomme d'api

J'aime la galette