Statement of Intent

Across our federation, we believe that language education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. 

The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.

Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.


Pupils in Key Stage 2 follow the North Yorkshire scheme for the teaching of French, following a rolling programme of units.

These units include opportunities for the pupils to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
    engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others;  seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.

Teachers identify the key knowledge and skills of each topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics and across year groups.

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