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Here at Lapworth we aim to foster children’s curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world. A linear curriculum has been chosen to allow opportunity for children to gradually build on their skills. Our French curriculum enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and provides opportunities to interact and communicate with others both in speech and in writing. 

In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Upper KS2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.

We intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We aim to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies.



Learning a foreign language can be very liberating. Not only can it deepen a pupil’s understanding of the world, but it enables them to express themselves in another language and possibly equip them for future study or work in other countries.

The new National Curriculum aims for the following for our pupils:

  • To understand, speak and write another language.
  • To speak with increasing confidence.
  • To hold a simple conversation involving both comments and questions.
  • To improve pronunciation and intonation.
  • To write simple phrases and sentences for a variety of audiences.


We therefore intend for pupils to focus on the following:

  • To listen and show understanding by participating in conversations.
  • To explore patterns of language through the appreciation of songs and rhymes.
  • To speak in sentences expressing opinions through the confident use of familiar vocabulary.
  • To develop accurate pronunciation to enable others to understand.
  • To broaden their range of vocabulary.
  • To write and speak simply about people and places.
  • To understand basic grammar relevant to the language being taught – for example the gender of masculine and feminine nouns and the conjugation of verbs.
  • To appreciate a little about the similarities and differences between the English and French languages and cultures.



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