Modern Foreign Languages


“ You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.”

Czech proverb


It is our intent at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures.  A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Our current MFL taught is French, however we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.


The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

At St Peter’s children are taught four key concepts progressively from Year 3 to Year 6. 

Read Fluently: Recognising key vocabulary and phrases.

Write imaginatively: Use key vocabulary and phrases to write ideas.

Speak confidently: Using key vocabulary and phrases to verbally    communicate ideas.

Understand the culture of the countries in which the language is spoken: Developing background knowledge and cultural capital needed to infer meaning from interactions. 


French Year 3

French Year 4

French Year 5

French Year 6