Modern Foreign Language (MFL)


At St Mary’s we teach French. We aim for our children to develop the skills needed to speak and understand the language so that they are efficient and confident in a wide range of contexts.


Our objectives include:

  • To foster an interest in learning another language which in turn may lead to a real desire to learn subsequent languages at Secondary School
  • To become aware that language has different sounds and structure, and that these sounds and structures differ from one language to another
  • To develop speaking and listening skills
  • To gain enjoyment, pride, confidence and a sense of achievement
  • To explore and apply strategies to improve their learning
  • To explore their own cultural identities and those of others


In KS2 French is taught by a specialist French teacher 30 minutes a week and followed up through-out the week by the class teacher using the ‘La Jolie Ronde’ scheme of work. In EYFS and KS1 French is taught each week by the class teacher and follows the ‘Little Languages’ scheme of work.



Extra-Curricular Clubs 

We provide opportunities to develop language skills further by hosting EYFS, KS1 and KS2 clubs. Early Years can participate in a 20 minute French club and KS1 a 30 minute club. KS2 have the opportunity to take part in one of three Latin clubs (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classics).


Further information

For further information about MFL at St. Mary’s please read our school policy:

Policy for Modern Foreign Language (MFL)

GOV.UK provides documents from the Department for Education relating to the National Curriculum’s statutory programmes of study for Languages. Please click the link below to explore:

⇒ GOV.UK National Curriculum: Languages

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