Learning French at St Ambrose

Our aim is that by the end of Year 6 pupils should be able to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

We follow the Lightbulb Languages Programme of Study to deliver French. This can be found at:





Year 5 have been describing their journeys to school. We made a human sentence.

'Quand je vais a l'ecole, je passe devant le parc'



Years 4, 5 and 6 have enjoyed making greeting cards to give to their families. 


We have worked closely with Barlow RC High school, to deliver French Activity Days for our Key Stage 2 pupils. The children have enjoyed role plays, sampling French food and playing French games.


In addition to French, we celebrate the rich variety of languages our children speak at home:




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