Modern Foreign Languages

French Intent

At Cedars Primary School and Nursery we want our pupils to have a passion for learning a language and an awareness of other cultures. We want them to develop the confidence to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both written and spoken French. We aim to give our pupils a foundation for language learning that encourages and enables them to apply their skills to learning further languages, developing a strong understanding of the English language, facilitating future study and opening opportunities to study and work in other countries in the future.

We teach French using The Kapow Primary scheme and pupils are taught in mixed-age groups. They are given opportunities to communicate for practical purposes around familiar subjects and routines. The scheme provides balanced opportunities for communication in both spoken and written French. The Kapow Primary scheme is a spiral curriculum, with key skills and vocabulary revisited repeatedly with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revise and build on their previous learning. Cross-curricular links are included throughout the French units, allowing children to make connections and apply their language skills to other areas of their learning.

The Kapow French scheme of work is designed with six strands that run throughout.

These are:

  • Speaking and pronunciation
  • Listening
  • Reading and writing
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Language detective skills


By using this scheme, we enable our pupils to meet the national curriculum end of Key stage 2 attainment targets (there are no Key stage 1 attainment targets for Languages).



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