Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Being a Linguist:

Being a linguist is

  • studying language, how it is written and spoken.
  • making links between the language and the country’s culture, including their vocabulary, grammar, the sound of the language, and how words have changed over time.
  • understanding the importance of pronunciation and intonation as well as the formal and informal use of language

Learning a new language helps me to improve my critical thinking skills and enhances my social skills.


Our School follows the Language Angles Scheme throughout Key-stage 2 and teaches French as the Modern Foreign Language element of the GSM curriculum.

Each lesson is supported by a fully interactive session that also provides pronunciation guidance so that even the non-confident speakers are fully supported. Differentiated desk based activities are suggested, alongside a plethora of songs, rhymes and drama opportunities that mean that the children can access this curriculum in many different ways.

We aim to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes.  The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught and all necessary grammar is covered in an age-appropriate way. The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating.

Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.


Subject Overview:

GSM FRENCH Overview 2023 2024