St Thomas' C of E Primary School


French at St. Thomas'
At St. Thomas’ we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  It helps them to develop communication skills, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works.  

Our school acknowledges that learning is enriched by all pupils, being given an entitlement during the primary phase of their education to early language learning, so that they are encouraged to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life.  

We have raised the profile of French in school by delivering a French theme week each year where Key Stage 2 pupils take part in a variety of French activities and language learning. Years 1 to 6 follow the ‘Language Angels’ Scheme of Work which provides a clear programme, with a vast range of resources and assessment tools in order for staff to deliver French effectively.

Year Group Topics
Year 1 - Greetings, Colours, Numbers and Shapes
Year 2 - Fruits, Vegetables and Ice Creams
Year 3 - I'm learning French, I can... and Animals
Year 4 - Introducing Myself, My Family and At the Cafe
Year 5 - Do you have a pet? Weather and Clothes
Year 6 - At School, Weekend and Healthy Lifestyles