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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.

Autumn Term


Years 3, 4 and 5 all started their French learning for the first time in September. They are each currently studying:


Year 3

In Autumn Term, 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.


Year 4

In Autumn Term, alongside the introduction to French, the children acted out The Three Little Pigs after listening to the story told to them in French; picking up on familiar sounding and looking words. They also read a range of familiar written phrases and sentences all about food, recognising their meaning and reading them aloud accurately with increasing confidence. ​


Year 5

In Autumn Term, the children covered days of the week, months of the year, numbers, weather, family members and introducing themselves. The children particularly enjoyed listening to French songs on the Internet - this really helped them remember key words as they found the words catchy. They also enjoyed playing the French games on Linguascope and having the opportunity to speak their French knowledge they had learnt.