“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world” Chinese proverb


At SPJS the intention of our Modern Foreign Language curriculum is to develop an interest in language learning and to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about other languages. The focus is on learning French. Children will learn to speak and listen with understanding to French. Children will also learn to read and write simple sentences with an introduction to grammatical structures. Children will also explore customs and history building a greater awareness of French culture.

We aim to nurture a “can-do” attitude to language learning by providing an environment where pupils feel confident to make errors and learn to move on and try again. We work collaboratively in a relaxed setting and learn through having fun and exploring language.

The weekly French lessons at our school are delivered by a specialist teacher and designed to cover the 6 key areas of language learning:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural Understanding

Lessons will include many of these areas while others may focus on individual elements. Through participation and engagement, our pupils develop a sound basis of knowledge and understanding of the French language and through increasing competence and confidence, their love of languages blossoms.

Please take a look at our Learning ladder which shows how French progresses across the school from Year3-6.


Subject Leader: Karen De Brunner

If you would like more information about how this subject is taught, please contact Mrs De Brunner by emailing the school office at