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"There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning" Corinthians 14:10

French lessons at Rowsley Primary take place for juniors and are taught by Miss Sutton. 


At Rowsley, we hope French lessons will provide children with enthusiasm for language learning both now and in the future. We believe that in addition to learning to communicate in a new language, learning French furthers children’s knowledge of the world around them and broadens children’s understanding of the structure of language, providing the foundations for the acquisition of further languages and supporting their development in using the English language. 

We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways that encourage children to consider the global community and their place within it. We aim to give children the confidence to begin to read, write, listen and speak in French.  


Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French.  All children in KS2 are taught French in a discrete weekly lesson on a two year lesson cycle.  As well as exposing children to further vocabulary, moving into UKS2 children build their skills in understanding French syntax and grammar in order to further their communication in the language. This is achieved primarily through speaking and listening, including frequent use of songs and games.  As children progress through the key stage, there is greater emphasis on transferring their skills to reading and writing.  As well as language acquisition, every term children focus on an aspect of French-speaking cultures, including courageous advocates from these cultures.   


Our children develop confidence in using French, knowing more and remembering more as they move up through the school.  They have an increased awareness of cultures beyond Rowsley.  They can make links between this learning and other relevant parts of the curriculum.  They enjoy their French lessons and are active learners. They show enthusiasm for language learning and curiosity about how languages are formed.