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Children at Emsworth Primary School are passionate about learning French. They are excited to learn a new language and understand the value of being able to confidently communicate in a second language. Our aim is to enable children to develop confidence at an early age so that children are not afraid to take chances and this inspires them to want to learn more.

At Emsworth Primary, we aim to teach basic linguistic skills (knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary) that can be transferred to other foreign languages and even the new English curriculum. French is taught on a weekly basis throughout Key Stage 2. In addition to this, short, focussed bursts of vocabulary revision throughout the week, help to enhance children’s recall of key words, phrases and sentence structures.

In lower Key Stage 2, we focus on developing children’s speaking, listening and reading skills as well as beginning to write new vocabulary and simple sentences. This is then built upon in upper Key Stage 2 when children begin to write more confidently and begin to experiment with the structures they have been taught.

Each year the curriculum builds on the previous year, through a clear progression of topic-based units. This means that concepts and vocabulary are revisited, meaning children gain secure skills, knowledge and understanding that should lay solid foundations for continued language learning in Key Stage 3. We use a range of resources, such as interactive games, stories and songs to motivate children and help them develop a love of learning a language.  

Below you will find a copy of the curriculum map for French that shows the key topics that are covered during Key Stage 2.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

1st year

of language acquisition

QCA unit 1


All about me

QCA unit 2

Jeux et chansons

Games & Songs

QCA unit 3

On fait la fête


QCA unit 4



QCA unit 5

Les quatre amis

The four friends

QCA unit 6

Ça pousse!

Growing things

Year 4

2nd year of language acquisition

QCA unit 7

On y va

All aboard

QCA unit 8

L’argent de poche

Pocket money

QCA unit 9

Raconte-moi une histoire!

Tell me a story!

QCA unit 10

Vive le sport!

Our sporting lives

QCA unit 11

Le carnival des animaux

Carnival of animals

QCA unit 12

Quel temps fait-il?

What’s the weather like?

Year 5

3rd year of language acquisition

QCA unit 13

Bon appétit, bonne santé

Healthy eating

QCA unit 14

Je suis le musicien

I am the music man

QCA unit 15

En route pour l’école

On the way to school

QCA unit 16

Scène de la plage

Beach scene

QCA unit 17

Le retour du Printemps

The return of Spring

QCA unit 18

Les planètes

The Planets

Year 6

4th  year of language acquisition

QCA unit 19

Notre école

Our school

QCA unit 20

Notre monde

The world about us

QCA unit 21

Le passé et le present

Then and now

QCA unit 22

Ici et lá

Out and about

QCA unit 23

Monter un café

Creating a café

QCA unit 24

Quoi de neuf

What’s in the news?