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At St. Luke's we have chosen to teach French as our modern foreign language.


Our aims


To enable children to:

  • gain knowledge and understanding of spoken French in conversation formats

  • increase children’s knowledge of other cultures that utilise the French language

  • to relate children’s knowledge of the structure of Modern Foreign Languages to the structure of the English language

  • know and understand different conversational formalities to allow them to use French politely and appropriately

  • encourage in children an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means

  • develop a variety of other skills, including those of reading, speaking and listening and music.

  • enjoy learning a foreign language


How we teach French at St. Luke's


During key stage 2, children are taught the French language using the Catherine Cheater scheme.  In Years 5 and 6, online resources provided by the specialist language team from Highcliffe secondary school are used. Children learn to use conversational aspects of French, in both question and answer formats. They learn key vocabulary for numbers, letters of the alphabet, days of the week, months and descriptive phrases. Their speaking and listening skills are heightened as they are required to respond to oral passages in French. As the key stage progresses, children will learn how to start writing in French.