The National Languages Strategy sets out the government’s commitment to increasing the nation’s language capability.  It is a vision of languages as a lifelong skill and it encourages a broader cultural understanding.  Primary languages were to be an entitlement by 2010, now they are statutory.

The KS2 Framework for Languages is the core document in the National Languages Strategy.  It has three core strands: Oracy, Literacy and Intercultural Understanding.  In addition there are two cross-cutting strands; Knowledge about Language and Language Learning Strategies.

Children participate in weekly French lessons, which are delivered by the LEA through a specialist teacher.  French is incorporated into our daily school routine where possible.  Our main aim, in learning a new language is to ensure pupils have a positive experience of early language learning through interesting and varied activities such as songs, games, I.C.T. and role play.

French is now taught throughout the school from Reception to Year 6

Click the link below to view the curriculum overview for French:

Please find the overview for the year.

Yearly Overview

KS2 Themes

Home learning

Y3-4 ‘Les Sports’

Y5 – ‘Les Activités’

Y6 – ‘ La Nourriture’


Who doesn’t enjoy a good word search? Click on the links below to revise vocabulary on family, parts of the body, animals and colours : –

WS-Animals   WS-Body   WS-Colours   WS-Family

Send a message of support to our key workers, whilst revising French colours vocabulary with this printable rainbow: –

Rainbow colouring in

When learning the French words for colours just isn’t enough, try some different languages by taking part in a colours scavenger hunt. 

Scavenger Hunt

Practise colours vocabulary with these ‘coloriages magiques’ or colour by numbers sheets: –

Coloriage magique Children

Coloriage magique Easter

Coloriage magique Knights

Coloriage magique Mermaid

Coloriage magique Spring

Here are some ‘How to draw’ tutorials for well known landmarks of Paris: –




Practise your French greetings with this printable jigsaw game: –

Greetings puzzle

For those of you who like a sing-along, here are some nursery rhymes you may know (in French of course!). 

Why not learn French whilst practising your origami skills. This video tutorial will show you how : –

For anyone wishing to revise some French vocabulary on colours, family, animals etc. lots of resources have been added to the French section of the school website. Word searches, colouring sheets, scavenger hunt, songs etc. Bon courage! #stannestanleyfrench

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