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At St Cuthbert's we intend to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious French curriculum that will inspire and excite our children, using a wide variety of topics and themes. Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in the foreign language they are learning. Our goal is for children to be passionate and curious about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education and to ig



French is taught from year 3 onwards with a focusing on the 5 key skills necessary for learning French 

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

Using the Language Angels scheme of work, lessons are planned carefully to ensure that children of all abilities develop solid foundations in these key language learning skills - preparing them for the next stage of their language learning journey. These skills will develop children’s ability to understand what they hear and read and enable them to express themselves in speech and writing. We will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English.