At Whitchurch we intend for children to develop an interest in learning French in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. Our schemes of work offer a carefully planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the four skills in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in accordance with the National Curriculum guidelines.

By the end of our children's primary education they will have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French and have confidence to speak in French with others.

From Reception to Year 3, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These will be embedded and further developed in Years 3 to 6 alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.

Through our teaching of French we aim to inspire pupils to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. To promote a deeper understanding of our multicultural environment we develop an appreciation of our differences, native languages and our connections.

We aim to help our children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners thereby equipping them to widen their horizons, lead in the future, to study and work in other countries.


French Leader: Mr D'Amore


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Whitchurch Primary School and Nursery Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
Interim Headteacher | Mr M Thompson-Lawrie