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Christ Church (Erith)

C of E Primary School

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Modern Foreign Languages

MFL Intent


At Christ Church our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages, building on the Communication and Language skills they already have, by acquiring, using and applying a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics.


Children in Key Stage 2 will access first quality teaching of French in order to adequately prepare them for the future and give them a greater understanding of the wider world. Key Stage 1 children will be introduced to MFL through exploring other languages informally when appropriate. Through this we strive to encourage children’s curiosity and awareness of other cultures.

Spring Term


Year 3

In Year 3, the children have been learning the names of different animals in French. They have enjoyed this and some classes have even drawn the animal alongside.



Year 4

In Year 4, the children have been learning a range of familiar phrases and have been practicing saying these aloud. St Pauls class have been looking at the weather.




Year 5

In Year 5, the children have been practicing expressing simple opinions. Here is Gloucester's work!


Autumn Term


Year 3 started their French learning for the first time in September. Years 4, 5 and 6 are now in their second year of learning French.


Year 3

In Year 3, the children had an introduction to French. They looked at greetings in French and practised these each morning and afternoon for the register. They also looked at counting up to 20 in French and listened to lots of songs to help them learn these. They learnt the months of the year in French and now they can tell people their birthday month in French.

Here is a fantastic display in Chichester's classroom to help them remember key vocabulary!




Year 4

Year 4 have continued their French learning by identifying a range of familiar spoken phrases and words. They have written down how they could introduce themselves and their names and how to ask another person their name. Here are some examples from Salisbury class.



Year 5

In Year 5, the children covered days of the week, months of the year and the seasons. The children particularly enjoyed listening to French songs on the Internet - this really helped them remember key words as they found the words catchy. Here are some examples of their work.

Year 6

In Year 6, the children have been learning how to introduce themselves in French by their name, age, favourite colours, family and pets. They have completed some fantastic writing and here are some examples from Gibraltar.