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St James

Primary School

Where children shoot for the stars and shine



(Why we teach MFL)

At the Atlas Federation, we follow a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum.  We aim to introduce children to another language in a way that is interactive and enjoyable.  Learning a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) supports an understanding of living in a multi- cultural society, provides an opening to other cultures and fosters curiosity about the wider world.  This includes the importance of tolerance and understanding which is crucial knowledge in today’s world.  We provide them with a greater understanding of French culture, by providing opportunities to listen to music, sample food and learn about French speaking countries.  We aim to develop their speaking and listening skills and lay the foundations for future study.





Curriculum / Progress Map


Year group

Autumn Term


Spring Term

Summer Term



Greetings- using titles, saying how I am, saying thank you,

returning a question

giving personal information,

saying what languages I speak, numbers 0 – 12

11 colours

everyday objects, days of the week, the time, numbers 13-20


family and pets


the alphabet, numbers 21-40, time, months, the weather



my school bag, my class, my friends, my opinions

my house my transport, my French world


Numbers 41-60, describing myself and my clothes



my bedroom, my body, my health, food and drink

Shops, my town, the park, describing places


numbers 61-100, sports and hobbies, describing others


school subjects and teachers, school life