French Intent

At Over St John’s, the intent of our MFL curriculum is to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. We encourage children’s confidence, we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language We work to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Our long term aim is to lay the foundations for future language learning.

 Our French curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the National Curriculum. 

Within our school, Reception and Key Stage One children are taught in single age classes, whereas Key Stage Two children are taught across three mixed year group classes and our curriculum is designed to reflect this. French is taught from Year 2 upwards and  the children are taught a single year rolling programme of French , whereas in Key Stage 2, the teaching of French is delivered over a two year rolling programme.

Please click on the links below to access our current French Subject Map and the French Progression of Skills and Knowledge document. 



On this page, you will find some useful links to games and videos to practise your French!

Have fun.

Mrs Winder


Practise numbers - les nombres:

Practise colours - les couleurs:

Practise animal name - les noms des animaux:

Practise the days of the week - les jours de la semaine:

Practise naming food - la nourriture:



Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Goldilocks and the three bears - Boucle d'or et les trois ours

Savez-vous planter les choux?


Famous french people

Blakemere's song: Moins vite

French Revolution



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