Modern Foreign Languages

At St Charles we are keen to promote the study of a foreign language because of its increasing importance in the modern world. We want to embed language learning into our curriculum. This has been recognised in the National Curriculum where there is the statutory commitment to give every child between the ages of 7 and 11 the opportunity to learn a new language. We do this across KS2 following the North Tyneside scheme of work for French:


Unit 1: ‘Je parle français!’

Unit 2: ‘Je me présente’

Unit 3: ‘Moi et Ma Famille’ 

Unit 4: ‘Les Animaux’

Unit 5: ‘Mon Anniversaire’

Unit 6: ‘Le Monde’

Unit 7: ‘Mon école et moi’

Unit 8: ‘Qu’est-ce que tu veux?’

Unit 9: ‘Les Sports’

Unit 10: ‘Les Vêtements’

Unit 11: ‘J’habite’

Unit 12: ‘Un pays francophone’ 


Alongside these units, we aim to integrate the French language into the everyday curriculum where possible e.g. through History/Geography work, numbers in Maths, directions in PE etc.


Mandarin is also taught to our KS1 children each week.



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