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Mrs J Quainton is our French Curriculum Leader.




Learning a foreign language increases cultural awareness and understanding, as well as developing useful communication skills for life. At Chalfont St. Giles Village School, we teach French as our foreign language across Key Stage Two. Following guidance from the National Curriculum, we develop children’s skills through lessons delivered by the class teacher, culminating with a French Residential in Year 6, which allows the children to use the language that they have been learning.


At Chalfont St. Giles Village School, we aim to:


  • Increase children’s understanding of French culture – their way of life, clothes, cities, buildings, food;

  • Increase children’s understanding of life in France during WWI;

  • Increase children’s ability to use written French to communicate, including the use of cognates;

  • Encourage children to attempt French phrases – in both oral and written form;

  • Provide children with the opportunity to speak French whilst in France.


Our new Learning Journeys have been designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and ensure that there is a progression of skills as children continue through the school.


Learning Log homework may also feature French work, allowing children to drive forward their own understanding in this area.


French covered through KS2

Year 3

French Topic


  • Numbers – 0-10
  • Greetings
  • Classroom instructions
  • Simple questions and answers – conversations
  • Names of food/fruit
  • Colours
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Christmas/Easter

Year 4

French Topic


  • Numbers 12-31
  • Parts of body
  • Animals/pets
  • Verb être
  • Christmas/Easter
  • Family members
  • Weather
  • Hobbies
  • Leisure activities/opinion phrases

Year 5

French Topic


  • Numbers to 50
  • Buildings on High Street/Directions
  • Revise days of the week & months of the year
  • Comparatives/connectives/adjectives
  • Sports and hobbies
  • Food and restaurants

Year 6

French Topic


  • Numbers to 100
  • Negatives – je n’ai pas
  • Questions to aid coversation
  • Home/furniture
  • Occupations
  • Opinions – j’aime/je n’aime pas
  • Play a French game/instructions
  • Adjectives/ Prepositions
  • Recap:Clothing,family,where you live,
  • Using content from Y3-5 in context and conversationally