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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. 


Conducting a class survey in French
Asking and answering questions about each other.


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Using on-line French


Learning French through ICT

Asking about birthdays...

Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?


Learning to spell the French numbers to 10


Singing about foods which they like


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!



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. 

Pomme de reinette et pomme d'api

J'aime la galette