French is taught in key stage 2. The skills listed below are taught across the year groups and regularly revisited. 


Listening & Comprehension

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*


Reading & Comprehension

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.