Foreign Languages

At Clarborough Primary School, our chosen modern foreign language (MFL) is French and all pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 have lessons in this subject.  We teach French using “Language Angels”. This uses resources such as interactive presentations and games, ensuring that lessons are accessible and challenging for all ability levels. We believe lessons should be fun and we encourage our pupils to have the confidence to speak with enthusiasm and enjoyment. There is a balance between reading and writing activities but pupils spend much of their time in lessons interacting in conversations, asking and answering questions and singing songs and rhymes.


French may be taught in a number of different and engaging ways: as part of a bigger topic, in separate French topics, or as a number of stand-alone lessons driven by pupil interests or school events e.g. French Christmas (Joyeux Noel),  Traditional Stories (Petit Chaperon Rouge, Boucher d'Or Et Les Trois Ours), Healthy Eating (Les Legumes, Les Fruits).

Our aims of teaching MFL are for the children to:

  • Foster an interest in learning another language.

  • Be aware that language has a structure, and that this structure differs from one language to another.

  • Develop speaking and listening skills.

  • Gain enjoyment, pride and a sense of achievement.

  • Explore their own cultural identities and those of others.