Intent – Our intent at Parkdale is to ensure that children learn, apply and become more fluent in French. We want our children to thoroughly enjoy this experience and to learn about the French culture. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.

Implementation – We teach French as our Modern Foreign Language in KS2. It is taught in a whole-class setting, using Language Angels  scheme of work. The lessons are designed to motivate children from the first moment and have clear, achievable objectives and incorporate creative activities for different learning styles. French lessons provide a variety of sources to model the language, use games, stories and songs to maximise enjoyment and make as many connections to real life situations as possible. Each lesson, children build on the skills that they have already learnt and develop new ones through a range of fun, exciting and engaging activities.

Impact – Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.

French and Modern Foreign Languages Notices

Y4 French

Year 4 have been showing off their writing skills and writing sentences about their pets.

Year 6 Chinese New Year Celebration

In Year 6, we have been celebrating Chinese New Year.  Children enjoyed working collaboratively to create a fantastic dragon, which now hangs proudly in class.

Le Weekend

Le Weekend

Our next topic is Le Weekend. We looked at some activities that you might do at the weekend and the children had to write their own sentences. The challenge was to see if they could add puis(then), plus tard(later) and a time when they did that activity.   We then...

French and Modern Foreign Languages

French Documents & Resources

Curriculum Information

French on a page
French Progression of Knowledge

Useful Links

KS2 BBC Bitesize French

Try out some of your language skills!

Modern Foreign Languages

At Parkdale we explore and celebrate a Language of the Month. Our intent is to inspire our younger children to celebrate different cultures and develop early foreign language skills and awareness. We are especially proud of our children with EAL at Parkdale; they are supported to be bilingual and value their first language. Our Language of the Month scheme encompasses languages spoken in our community, celebrating our multicultural society. Most importantly our Language of the Month scheme is an opportunity for our bilingual children to be our teachers and experts. Recordings of their voices are used to demonstrate pronunciation and shared with all of our children. 

In each language we follow a progression from Early Years to Year 2, of key language and vocabulary. This is all dual coded, and recorded by a native speaker. We also listen to music, watch television shows and listen to stories in the language. We look at who speaks the language, where it originated and find out fun facts about the language and associated culture. 

If you have any language skills to share please let Mrs Rippon know! 

MFL Notices 

French Day 12th July

French Day 12th July

Next Friday 12th July we are having a whole school French day to celebrate French culture. Every class will be going off timetable to fully embrace the day. However, it will not be a non uniform day! The purpose of the day will be to broaden the children's...

Modern Foreign Languages Documents and Resources

Curriculum Information 

This document shows the progression of language skills and vocabulary that we aim to support our children to develop. 

Languages of the Month Overview

Useful links 

Spanish lesson examples

Example lesson

Spanish story links

Listen to some stories, sing some songs or watch some Spanish children’s tv shows. 

Stories :


Spanish Songs

Spanish Television


Example French lesson

French Songs


French Children’s Shows and Stories