Spirituality in M.F.L - French


Here at St Luke’s, through the National Curriculum we aim for our children to develop an interest and thirst for learning another language, providing opportunities to aid their curiosity and deepen their   understanding of the world around them!

Our MFL curriculum aims to create children who:

– Are increasingly confident and fluent in communicating and expressing ideas when speaking and writing using simple French words, phrases and sentences.
– Can understand spoken and written French through listening and reading.
– Develop an understanding of French cultures and customs and how they compare to our own culture




MFL lessons are delivered on a weekly basis in KS2. Our MFL curriculum focuses predominantly on the French language and culture, following units of work from the scheme ‘Rigolo’. This provides children with engaging, practical learning opportunities

covering the 4 key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

In line with the National Curriculum, children are taught to:

  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation
  • speak in sentences and engage in conversations to understand and respond in French using familiar vocabulary
  • understand basic grammar and patterns and apply these to adapt and build their own phrases and sentences to express their ideas
  • develop an understanding of the French culture and customs
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • read carefully and show understanding of words and phrases
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in French
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • broaden their vocabulary based around the topics taught

Topics include:

(Y3/4) Greetings, numbers, classroom, days of the week, months, describing people, animals, activities, French towns and festivals

(Y5/6) Greetings, family, school, food, town, holiday, home, hobbies, daily routine, clothing