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Modern Foreign Languages

Learning another language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience. It gives children opportunities to practise specific language skills and to develop respect for languages and cultures other than their own. At Arnold Mill, our chosen modern foreign language is French.


Throughout Key Stage 2, pupils have one lesson of French per week. They work on speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as exploring the culture and traditions of France. Learning is organised into specific topics for each year group and the acquisition of language skills builds throughout the key stage. Children are introduced to French phonics and sound spellings in order to help them connect spoken and written words accurately. 

                                        Autumn 1 Topics


                   Year 3             All About Me     


                   Year 4             On Our Travels 


                   Year 5             Direction & Position


                   Year 6             School Life


Picture 1 Year 6 topic 'En Ville'
Picture 2 Year 3 each made 'Deux petits oiseaux'