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Bruce Grove Primary School

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Modern Foreign Languages (M.F.L.)


At Bruce Grove Primary School we use La Jolie Ronde and enhance our curriculum to support teaching and learning in French.  Units of work are structured on the three pillars of phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension and are taught through the modalities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  This forms a sequenced and progressive curriculum for all of our pupils.

Our intent for MFL (French) is to provide pupils with opportunities to:

develop an understanding and awareness of other cultures and languages,

understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources,

speak with increasing confidence and spontaneity, find ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussions and asking questions, and continually improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation, write at varying lengths, for different purposes and audiences, using a variety of grammatical structures that they have learned, and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied. 


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3


  • Numbers 0-10
  • Greetings –asking and saying how you are
  • Classroom instructions
  • Classroom instruction continue

Christmas Lessons

  • Nativity play
  • Letter to Father Christmas
  • Ask for and give name
  • Revision of numbers 0-10
  • Colours

Easter lessons

  • Making pancakes
  • Easter celebrations
  • Make Easter cards
  • Colours
  • Verb – est (is)
  • Connective – et (and)
  • Names of fruit
  • Food items
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year

Year 4




  • Revision of colours from Yr 3
  • Parts of the body
  • Adjectives
  • Asking for French translation
  • Revision of adjectives
  • Revision of parts of the body

Christmas theme

  • Phrases and vocabulary for work on snowman theme
  • Phrases for playing a game
  • Two expressions – oh là là, j’aime ça
  • Revision of asking for French translation
  • Zoo animals
  • Some letters of the alphabet
  • Introduction of vowels
  • Verb – être (to be)  ll est (He is) Elle est (she is)
  • Quantifiers – Assez très
  • Adjectives
  • Receptive vocabulary only from song- Meunier tu dors
  • Members of the family
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Ask and answer questions about the family
  • Vocabulary for story – Le radis géant
  • Pets
  • Revision of pets vocabulary
  • Verb – avoir (to have) J’ai (I have) Je n’ai pas de ( I haven’t)
  • Connectives – et, aussi

Year 5



  • Il y a
  • Buildings on the high street
  • Directions
  • Revision of connectives  - et, aussi
  • Revision of adjectives – grand, petit
  • Asking where places are
  • Pause words
  • Revision of days of the week
  • Times of the day

Christmas theme

  • Christmas vocabulary
  • Revision of colours


  • Revision of days of the week
  • Revision of hobbies introduced in Yr 4
  • Simple future tense – je vais
  • Months of the year
  • Revision of sports vocabulary
  • Revision of numbers 0 -50
  • Comparisons –plus que (more than)
  • Revision of immediate future – je vais
  • Revision of fruit and food from Yr 3
  • Revision of connectives – et, mais, aussi


  • Breakfast
  • Ingredients for French dessert
  • Revision of days of the week/ months of the year
  • Weather


  • Revision of weather phrases
  • Seasons
  • Saying where you live

Year 6



  • Classroom routines
  • Recap of simple negative from Yr 4
  • As for lesson – As-tu…?
  • Recap clothes vocabulary
  • Recap expressing opinions from Yr 3, Yr4 and Yr 5
  • Justifying opinions
  • Recap of family members from Yr 4
  • Recap of structures from Yr 4 and Yr 5  - ll s’appelle, il a x ans, il est, il habite à
  • Recap of quantifiers from Yr 3, Yr 4, Yr 5 – très, assez
  • Recap of adjectives from Yr 4- sympa, intelligent, amusant
  • Recap of verb être from Yr 4 and Yr 5- il est, elle est
  • Occupations vocabulary
  • Recap of family member from Yr 4 and from Yr 6 lesson
  • Phrases to use when playing  games  in French
  • Recap of phrases from Yr 4 and Yr 5 – ll y a , j’habite dans, voice…
  • Receptive use of eight rooms of the house
  • Recap of adjectives from Yr 4 – petit, grand, superbe…
  • Recap of prepositions from Yr 5- sur, sous
  • Recap of repetition requests from Yr 3 and Yr 4 – répète, s’il te plait…
  • Furniture vocabulary
  • Recap of stalling strategies from Yr 5
  • Recap days of the week and months of the year from Yr 3, Yr 4 and Yr 5
  • Recap of verb aller from Yr 5
  • Different types of holiday accommodation
  • Recap of meanings of  transport from Yr 4
  • Research holidays- places to visit, transport, entertainment…