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During key stage 2, children will be covering a variety of French topics such as simple introductions, numbers, colours, sports and much more.

At HCPS, we feel that it is important for children to learn about other cultures and traditions, so we will be looking at the geography, history and ways of life of children from French speaking countries around the world.

During their lessons, children are taught a range of language skills according to the national curriculum to enable them to become a good linguist. 

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions, and express opinions.
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • Present ideas and information verbally
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words , including through using a dictionary
  • Write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writingļ‚§
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate

What you will learn:

In Year 3, children will learn simple classroom instructions, basic numbers, how to introduce themselves and greet others, colours, how to describe themselves, and will also be taught simple songs and familiar nursery rhymes for them sing along to. 

In year 4,the children will learn how to talk about their family and pets, how to say how old they are, they will learn some higher numbers. sports, animals, the weather and a bit about the French language around the world. 

In year 5, children will be practising a lot of what they have learnt in previous years as well as using their French in a more complex way. Children will be expected to start writing in short sentences and being able to ask and questions with partners to hold a conversation. The new topics they will cover are larger numbers, days, dates and months of the year, their likes and dislikes, where they like and describing their house. They will also learn about traditional French celebrations. 


Our French teachers are:

Mrs Brown - Years 4

Mrs Stanley - years 3  and 5


French Fact
The French flag is called the Tricolore which means three colours. The colours are blue, white and red - bleu, blanc et rouge


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