Modern Foreign Languages Policy (French)


At Hunmanby Primary School, we aim to provide a Foreign Language curriculum, through the teaching of French, that pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 not only enjoy, but which also allows them to experience a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities that help them to develop their skills in these four key areas. We intend to offer a high quality French curriculum that inspires pupils to develop a love of learning languages and learning about other cultures, therefore subsequently embedding other values such as tolerance and respect. We also aim to ensure that the children’s experience of French at Hunmanby is positive and motivating, and that their attitudes towards languages and other cultures are firmly embedded across our curriculum in a positive manner.


The knowledge and skills that children will learn and develop within each unit of work are mapped throughout the school to ensure progression.

French lessons are carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. Topics are re-visited in Key Stage 2 as a vocabulary refresher, and to give the children the opportunity to further develop their skills within a topic previously studied (e.g. two years prior).

Pupils will experience and develop a wide range of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills during their time at school. Throughout Key Stage 2, the children will be exposed to a wide variety of different topics such as basic greetings, transport, food and sports. Circumstances permitting, there is an opportunity across Key Stage 2 for children to take part in a French ice cream shop or have a breakfast café. This enables children to use everything they have learnt in a real life scenario.


Children’s attainment in MFL will be assessed at the end of each lesson as either, attained, partially attained or not attained. These results are inputted into Curriculum Maestro and at the end of the year the children will be assessed as working at, working towards or working below the standard. Teachers use Assessment for Learning during lessons to support and challenge children.