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Modern Foreign Language - French


Our French education curriculum aims to instil a love of language learning and an awareness of other cultures. We want pupils to develop the confidence to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both written and spoken French. Through our scheme of work, we aim to give pupils the foundations for language learning that they can take on to their next phase of education.



At Gilbertstone, we deliver our French curriculum through a scheme of work from Kapow.  The Kapow French scheme of work is designed with six strands that run throughout.  These are:

  • Speaking and pronunciation
  • Listening
  • Reading and Writing
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Language detective skills

The Kapow Primary scheme is a spiral curriculum model with key skills and vocabulary revisited repeatedly with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revise and build upon their previous learning.



Pupils will:

  • Engage in purposeful dialogue and express an opinion
  • Make attempts to read unfamiliar words, phrases and short texts
  • Speak and read aloud with confidence and accuracy in pronunciation
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken language by listening and responding appropriately
  • Use a bilingual dictionary to support their language learning
  • To be able to construct short texts on familiar topics
  • Have developed an awareness of cognates and near-cognates and be able to use them to tackle unfamiliar words in French
  • Meet the end of Key Stage 2 stage expectations outlined in the national curriculum for Languages

French Overview Years 3 - 6

Year 5 La Famille