KS1 - Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AE - KS2 - School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY


The New Forest C of E Primary School and Nursery



We believe that learning French is a key step in our pupils’ journey through the school. During KS1, children will be exposed to other cultures and countries. Children will be taught to respect and understand differences between a range of cultures and ways of life. In KS2, we ask children to jump in and use new vocabulary in every French lesson and we have built a culture where mistake making is an expected part of the learning process. We have excellent resources which include animated stories and these provide context for (and examples of) the new vocabulary which is being taught. We focus on presenting a variety of listening activities which then link with opportunities for the children to try new words and phrases out for themselves, and this is done at the learners’ pace. Group activity is also always used as it helps to build confidence and to create brave learners. Our resources also include a ‘virtual’ teacher who is a native French speaker and this resource is ideal for demonstrating new language with the correct pronunciation. Learning a second language is an important part in the development of our young people and we really enjoy creating enjoyable yet highly focused and productive foreign language lessons.




We follow the 2014 National Curriculum and our expectation is that all children are showing progress in line with national expectations. It is the responsibility of each class teacher to monitor and ensure that this progress is made. The subject leader works with each teacher to monitor this progress and to ensure that sufficient challenge is given to each child.



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 3

Bonjour – greetings nouns (musical instruments); numbers 1-10

En classe – classroom objects;

Mon corps – parts of the body and descriptions, days of the week, describing them, numbers 11-20.

Les animaux – animals & pets; giving someone’s name 

La famile- identifying members of the family; the alphabet; household items; using basic prepositions ‘sur’ and ‘dans’ to describe position

Bon aniversaire – food, numbers 21-31; months of the year.

Year 4

Encore! – Revising ways to describe people; nationalities; giving characteristics using various adjectives

Quelle heure est-il? –  time and hobbies.

Les fêtes – Festivals, numbers 31-60; giving / understanding commands.

French cities, directions, and weather.

Shopping, activities, and opinions.

Francophone countries, clothing and colours.

Year 5

Salut Gustave - Greetings and personal information; families; saying what people have and have not using 3rd person; saying what people like using 3rd person.

A l’ecole - Name school subjects; talking about likes and dislikes at school; asking and saying the time for school day.

La nourriture - asking politely for food items; describing how to make a sandwich; expressing opinions about food; talking about healthy/unhealthy foods.

En Ville - places in town, directions and giving time.

En vacances – asking, saying where you’re going on holiday, what you are going to do, plans for holidays; expressing opinions about holidays.

Chez Moi – rooms in the house; description of rooms; saying what people do at home & where.

Year 6

Le Week-end - asking about regular activities; saying what you don’t do; likes & dislikes

Les vetements – clothes, asking and talking about prices; numbers 60-80.

Ma journée - talking about daily routines and times.

Les Transports – transport; talking about where going and how to get there; asking for and giving directions; buying tickets

Le Sport – giving justified opinions on sport and discussing sporting events.

On va faire la fête – revising KS2 curriculum.





Teachers measure the impact of the curriculum through formative and summative assessment. From this assessment teachers will adapt and change their planning according to the needs of all of the children. Subject leaders will also measure the impact of the curriculum through learning walks, pupil voice and teacher surveys. Individual pupil data, in accordance with objectives within the National Curriculum, is collected and analysed three times a year. This data is recorded on the school’s electronic data base (INSIGHT) to monitor attainment and progress.