Welcome to French at Woodlands! 

‘A high-quality languages 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.’ (National Curriculum 2014 – Appendix A)


At Woodlands we believe that language learning enriches our curriculum and creates enthusiastic, inquisitive learners with positive attitudes towards not only different languages, but different cultures too. 

Through games, song, discussion with a native speaker and exciting activities, our children learn language skills that will support them through their primary experience and the rest of their lives. 

Through our links with the Primary Language Network, we explore familiar language, grammar and phonics to really ensure our children become well rounded language detectives.


From exploring different languages in Early Years, to exploring different festivals in Key Stage 1. Our Infants will have firm foundation knowledge which will support them in their Key Stage 2 language learning journey. 

When our children enter Year 3, they will access frequent french learning following the Primary Languages Network. The skills learned follow a clear journey of progression and our learners are continuously practising their skills and building on previous knowledge. 

In Key Stage 2, our children will learn the invaluable skill of decoding french words and using british phonics and vocabulary to make connections and solve problems. This is where our language learners really become language detectives! 

A bientot! 


Miss Gittins 

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