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Henry GreenPrimary School

‘Learning Together, Learning For Life’




Children work together to create French dialogue and written work based on topics which reflect on everyday activities for primary school children.


deep Learning

Finding ways of using our language learning outside of school and evaluating sentence structures in English and French.



Learning through fun games, songs, and familiar stories.




Authentic French voices and pronunciation, traditional French stories and songs allowing pupils to experience a different culture.



Schema building

Opportunities to build on prior learning and improve in all four language skills (Speaking, Reading, Writing, and listening)


MFL at Henry Green aims to inspire all children to make connections with different people and their cultures and to play a fuller part as global citizens.

Our intention is to provide high-quality language education that allows children to develop their interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. Our MFL curriculum focuses on the progression of second language acquisition where children have the opportunity to speak, read, listen to and write in French.

We aim to encourage children’s curiosity about language and the wider world while teaching them about different parts of France and French speaking countries subsequently developing their awareness of cultural differences in other countries. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.




Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1



Core Unit 1  - Unite essentielle 1

Playtime – La recreation

On holiday – En vacanes

Actions – Les actions

Autumn 2



Core Unit 2 – Unite essentielle 2

My home – chez moi

Eating out – Sortir diner

In France – En France

Spring 1


Core Unit 3 – Unite essentielle 3

My town – Ma ville

Hobbies – les passe temps

Family – La Famille

Spring 2



Animals – Les animaux

Describing people – Decrire les gens

A school trip – Une Excursion scolaire

A weekend  with friends -  Un weekend avec mis amis

Summer 1


Food – La nourriture

The body – Le corps

Seasons – Les saisons

Future – Le futur

Summer 2


At school – A l’ecole

Sport – Les sports

The environment -  L’environment

Jobs - Metiers


Year group




Year 3


Autumn 1 – Core Unit 1

  • Bonjour!- Greetings
  • Ça va? – How are you?
  • Comment tu t'appelles?- What is your name
  • Quel âge as-tu? _ What is your name?
  • Ma famille – People in the family
  • Ma famille fantastique – Analysing a text.

Language skills and vocabulary

Introduction to France, Hello, Good morning/afternoon/night, answering/expressing feelings/ asking questions, understanding key words in a sentence, identifying people in the family.


Autumn 2 – Core Unit 2

  • Bonjour, Madame Lundi- Days of the week song
  • Les couleurs – Colours
  • Comptons jusqu'à 20- Numbers up to 20
  • Les pays – Countries
  • J’aime… - I like
  • Nicolas le monster – Analysing a text

Language skills and vocabulary

Analysing a song, days of the week, colours, numbers 1-20, countries, expressing likes and dislikes,





Spring 1 – Core Unit 3

  • Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds Comparing an English nursey rhyme with a French version
  • Les parties du corps  - Parts of the body
  • Comptons jusqu'à 31 - Count up to 31
  • Les vêtements  - Clothes
  • Les mois - Months
  • L'anniversaire de Geneviève - Analysing a text


Language skills and vocabulary

Present tense Adjectives, Traditional songs, body parts, facial features, numbers, Months, Birthday dates,


Spring 2 - Animals

  • Dans la ferme – Animals at the farm
  • Les animaux domestiques – Pets
  • Ton chien est comment? – Describing pets
  • Où est le chat? – Describing positions
  • Où est l’éléphant? – Where is the elephant
  • Henri cherche sa mère – Analysing a text


Language skills and vocabulary

Nouns, adjectives, Prepositions, Animals, recognising key words in questions, answering questions using key vocabulary. Where is…? It’s in…

Summer 1- Food

  • La nourriture- Food
  • J’aime manger- Expressing likes and dislike
  • Qu'est-ce que tu manges? – Describing food
  • Les couverts – In the kitchen
  • Les ingredients – Ingredients
  • Le pain perdu – Analysing a text

Language skills and vocabulary

Present tense, I like, I dislike, different types of food, Nouns in the kitchen, masculine/feminine words. Cutlery, Adding ingredients.

Summer 2 – At school

  • Comment vas-tu à l'école? – How do you get to school
  • Les salles – Describing the rooms in my house
  • Dans ta trousse – In my pencil case
  • Quelle heure est-il? – Telling the time
  • Les matières – Subjects
  • Le sac magique – Comprehension assessment

Language skills and vocabulary

Directions, o’clock, minutes, hours, school subjects, class resources, recognising a questions, le, la, les. Singular plural

Year 4

Autumn 1 - Playtime

  • Ler fermier dans son pre – The farmer in his meadow (song)
  • Simon dit – Simon says
  • Je joue- I play
  • Dans la cour – In the playground?
  • A quoi tu aimes jouer?- What do you like to play?
  • Luc le reveur – Luc the dreamer (comprehension text)


Language skills and vocabulary

Recognising animals, imperative verbs, following instructions, prepositions, adjectives with nouns, playground games, picking out key words in a longer text to comprehend it.


Autumn 2 – My home

  • Ou habites tu? – Where do you live?
  • Chez toi- Your home
  • Ta chambre – Your bedroom
  • La cuisine – The kitchen
  • Les ingredients – La routine quotidienne
  • Garon le geant – Comprehension: Garon the giant


Language skills and vocabulary

Food preferences, asking and answering questions, beginning to understand masculine and feminine words,  Adjectives, nouns, Subject pronouns, ‘je’, ‘tu’, ‘il’ and ‘elle’, describing home, Afterwards, before,  Daily routine



Spring 1 – My Town

  • Ça coûte combien?- How much is it?
  • Dans ta ville – Describing my town
  • Où est…? – Where is…?
  • Les magasins – Types of Shops
  • Au magasin – Preferences in a shop
  • Éric fait du shopping – Comprehension assessment


Language skills and vocabulary

Currency, directions, summarise the content of stories, songs and poems, Using vocabulary to describe their own experiences and places.


Spring 2 – Describing people


  • Tu es comment? – What are you like?
  • Cheveux – Hair
  • Nous some tous different – We are all different (song)
  • Le fee et la pirate – The fairy and the pirate.
  •  Je porte I’m wearing…
  • Le grenouille triste – The sad frong: Analysing a text


Language skills and vocabulary

Descriptions, adjectives, masculine and feminine words, colours, third person and first person, clothes, verbs.

Summer 1 – The body

  • Mon visage – My face
  • Qu’est-ce tu fais – What are you doing?
  • J’ai mal – It hurts
  • Les contes de fees – Fairy tales
  •  Ou habitent-ils? – Where do they live?
  • La petit chaperone rouge – Little Red Riding hood.

Language skills and vocabulary

Nouns and adjectives, following actions, identifying verbs,  Colours, Express what a text is about using key words, Clothes, Size, familiar fairy tales.


Summer 2 - Sports


  • Les Sports -  Sports
  • Tu aime faire quell sport? – Which sport do you like doing?
  • Au stade – At the stadium
  • Wimbledon – Wimbledon
  • Tu sais? – Can you?
  • Un match de tennis – A tennis match Comprehension assessment


Language skills and vocabulary

Currency, directions, summarise the content of stories, songs and poems, Using vocabulary to describe their own experiences and places.




Year 5

Autumn 1 - Holiday


  • Où vas-tu en vacances?- Where are you going?
  • Tu loges où?- Where are you staying?
  • Au zoo – Animals in the zoo
  • À la plage – At the beach
  • Au parc d’attractions- At the theme park
  • Le parc d’attractions – Analysing a text


Language skills and vocabulary

Future tense, different types of accommodation, Zoo animals, adjectives of different settings, finding answers through key words in a text.


Autumn 2 – Eating out

  • Je commande une boisson – Ordering a drink
  • Chez le glacier – At the ice cream parlour
  • Au marché – At the market
  • Au restaurant – At the restaurant
  • Je prends... – I will have…
  • Une mouche dans le jus d’orange – Comprehension assessment


Language skills and vocabulary

Being able to order at a bar, expressing preferences, Future tense,


Spring 1 - Hobbies


  • Mes passe‑temps – My hobbies
  • La musique Types of music
  • Les instruments de musique - Musical instruments
  • Le weekend – Activities
  • Les films – Types of genre
  • La nouvelle amie d'Étienne – Analysing a text


Language skills and vocabulary

Answering and asking questions, verbs, hobbies, expressing preferences, Past tense, ‘le’/‘la’ and ‘un’/‘une’ describe what other people do, or like doing


Spring 2 – A school trip


  • Les roues du bus – Comparing a song in French with the English version.
  • En route – Directions
  • À travers la vitre - Description of a setting
  • Au musée – Museum
  • À la campagne – Describing the countryside
  • Une excursion au musée – Comprehension


Language skills and vocabulary

Singing in rhythm, comparing English and French rhymes, giving directions, describing different settings, ‘il/elle danse’.


Summer 1 - Seasons


  • Les saisons – The seasons
  • Le printemps et l'été – Describing the seasons
  • L'automne et l'hiver- Describing the seasons
  • La date – What is the date?
  • Travaux manuels – Arts and crafts
  • Faire un lampion chinois - Following instructions


Key vocabulary

Months, days ,subjects, following and givinguctions, mon’/‘ma’/‘mes’.

Summer 2 – The environment


  • Le temps – The weather
  • L'étang – Describing a setting
  • Le jardin – Things in the garden
  • Le jardin – Where things are in the garden.
  •  Les ordures – Rubbish
  • Les problèmes dans l’étang – Comprehension assessment


Language skills and vocabulary

Choices ,Different types of weather,  Tu aimes, mon’/‘ma’/‘mes’ vous’/‘ils’/‘elles’

Year 6

Autumn 1 – Actions


  • Je cherche le pirate – Analysing a text
  • Les actions – Actions
  • Dans le placard – In the cupboard
  • Plus d'actions – More actions
  • La chasse au trésor- Analysing a text
  • Une chasse au trésor - Comprehension


Language skills and vocabulary

Identifying key words and inferring some unfamiliar words, using the appropriate verbs, Identifying nouns, finding clues in a text


Autumn 2 – In France

  • Sur le pont d'Avignon – Song
  • Où en France? – Where in France
  • À Paris – In Paris
  • On parle français – They speak French
  • La nourriture française – French food
  • Le croque-monsieur – Analysing a text

Language skills and vocabulary

Analysing a song, geography of France, Comparisons between France and own city, around the world,


Spring 1 – Family


  • Ma famille People in my family
  • Décris ta famille– Describing my family
  • Les tâches ménagères Chores around the house
  • Les tâches ménagères – Activities with the family
  • Ma fête d'anniversaire My birthday
  • Cendrillon – Analysing a fairy tale


Language skills and vocabulary

Character, physical descriptions, verbs, preferences, Past tense, role-play,


Spring 2 – A weekend with friends

  •  Qu'est-ce que tu voudrais faire? – Expressing preferences
  • Tu voudrais...? – Asking about preferences
  • La soirée pyjama – Organising a party
  • Le festin de minuit – Preferences in food.
  • Tu vas aller au cinéma? – Asking and answering about preferences.
  • La soirée pyjama – Comprehension assessment

Language skills and vocabulary

Giving complex opinions giving reasons, Discussing what they have done,  understanding past tense of some common verbs.


Summer 1 –  The future


  • Je vais...- I am going to
  • Ce weekend – Describing activities
  • Demain -  Tomorrow
  • Les comparaisons-  Making comparisons
  • Je suis...- I am …
  • Les trois boucs Bourru – Comprehension of a fairy tale


Language skills and vocabulary

Future tense, comparative language, on and in, Expressing opinions giving reason


Summer 2 - Jobs


  • Je veux être astronaut – I want to be
  • Les métiers – Jobs
  • Les lieux de travail – Workplaces
  • La station spatiale – Describing a workplace
  • À la caserne des pompiers – Describing a workplace
  • La journée ‘calme’ de Paul – Comprehension assessment

Language skills and vocabulary

Differences between tu and vous,  I want to be… masculine/feminine,





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