Modern Foreign Language


At Bitterne CE Primary School our chosen Modern Foreign Language is French. The children begin learning French from Year 3. We will inspire every child to develop curiosity and fascination about the world around us and modern languages, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We will stimulate their minds to reflect on other languages and cultures with upmost respect, and give children the freedom to be able to communicate in a modern language. Through high quality lessons, we will encourage children to use new vocabulary and phrases, leading to a high-level of achievement in MfL and prepare them well to contribute to the wider society in which they live.  

The series of lessons, across Key Stage Two, include the teaching and rehearsal of: speaking, listening & comprehension, reading & comprehension, and writing. These are taught by various activities, such as: direct experience of a language, practical speaking experience, chants, songs, rhymes, games, listening to stories and pronunciation of words and phrases, role play, use of ICT including websites and presentations to develop and consolidate learning.


More information can be seen in our Language Policy.


Knowledge coverage:

Year 3

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Numbers to 10

Simple greetings

What is your name?

How old are you?


Numbers to 20

Days of the week

Months of the year

Simple instructions (follow)


Numbers to 30

Colours (simple/common colours)

Animals (pets and well known)

2D shapes


Year 4

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Numbers to 40


Body parts (simple)

Feelings - How are you feeling?


Numbers to 60

Single letter sounds

Colours (a larger range)

Expressing preferences and opinions

Animals and habitats (more complex)

Local countries - Where do you live?

Family and people


Rooms in the house

Items around the house/furniture

Vegetables and common foods


Year 5

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Re-cap year 3 and 4 .

Numbers to 100 & 1000

School subjects and likes/dislikes

Telling the time – hours and minutes



Learning the alphabet


In my school bag …..

Items around the school and classroom

Places in the town or city e.g. church

Leisure and hobbies


Body parts (more specific) and actions

Weather and seasons


Year 6

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Recap numbers to 100 & 1000.

Re-cap all covered so far (above)



Planets in the solar system


3D shapes



Way of life in France vs England

Asking for things around the classroom



MFL Whole School Planning Coverage
MFL Whole School Planning Coverage.pdf
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MFL Policy September 2021 - September 2024
MfL Policy September 2021 - September 20[...]
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