Great Smeaton Primary School


Through the National Curriculum, children have an introduction to a Modern Foreign Language during the Key Stage 2 phase of primary school. Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures and fosters pupils’ curiosity, deepening their understanding of the world. Children also learn to understand and respond to spoken and written language in a language other than the one they usually use.

We have a French curriculum which ensures that children develop key language learning skills, as well as a love of languages and a broad understanding of other cultures. We believe that a high-quality language education should foster children’s curiosity, encourage them to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to be effective communicators. Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to communicate for practical purposes and build a solid foundation for continued language learning at secondary; all while having fun and developing self-confidence.

We do this by:

  • Teaching French throughout Key Stage 2;
  • Ensuring that French is a valued part of our curriculum
  • Ensuring all four areas of language learning (speaking & listening, reading and writing) are taught and progression built in year on year 
  • Providing real-life opportunities for children to practise and develop their learning.


Children in KS2 are having lessons with our provider Lingotots.