Statement of Intent

At Christ Church it is our intent to provide children with the opportunity

to develop a foreign language. We want to deliver a curriculum which is

accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so

that they not only know more but also remember more and understand

more. We believe that children need to enjoy lessons, be engaged and

challenged in order for them to understand, retain knowledge and progress.

Our aim is that all children in KS2 will assess quality teaching of French

and leave our school confident and motivated to continue to further develop

their skills into the next stage of their education and beyond.


At Christ Church, in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Language teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others

  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

  • present ideas and information orally

  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material

  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences

  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing

  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neutral forms

           MFL Curriculum Overview