Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

01226 790333

Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul

Modern Foreign Languages


At Silkstone Primary, we want to instil a passion for languages where children are able to read and write the French language with developing fluency. We want our pupils to confidently express themselves with good pronunciation and intonation and to use French creatively and spontaneously. To develop independence in their studies and the ability to draw upon a wide range of sources. Children will develop an awareness of the French culture and of the countries where French is spoken.


The delivery of our MFL curriculum will provide opportunities for pupils to learn about the French culture and about the countries where French is spoken including St Florent Des Bois, which is the French town twinned with Silkstone. Learning is sequenced to enable children to develop and express their ideas and thoughts in French and to understand and respond to French speakers, both in speech and writing.  Teachers will use  a range of high quality resources, such as the Scheme of Work: “La Jolie Ronde” to develop pupil’s learning. Lessons have a clear learning outcome, explicit teaching of knowledge and skills and opportunities to develop and apply learning.  Children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their own understanding of new vocabulary, thinking about how they can practise and use the appropriate vocabulary they are acquiring. We can provide opportunities for children to engage in French through:

  • integrating the French language into our practical everyday language such as: answering the register or giving simple commands in the classroom;
  • displaying French prompts in classrooms for children to refer to;
  • celebrating success through displaying children’s work;
  • using and embedding French vocabulary through singing songs.


Our pupils will be able to express themselves confidently and imaginatively in French and have a greater understanding of French culture and of France as a country. They will have the tools to develop and express themselves in French to others, including French speakers living in France. 

Class Coverage

Themes and Contexts


Class Three



Saying name and age

Asking simple questions: How are you, how old are you, what are you called?

Simple animals (dog, cat, snake, pig, tortoise, rabbit, mouse)

Numbers 1 -15, simple sums (addition and subtraction)

Days of the week


French names

Stories: The Pet Shop, Aliens, Baby Elephant Has Lost His Mum, the Enormous Turnip, Aladdin, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Little Fir Tree.

Class Four



Numbers 16 -30, dates and birthdays


Simple personal descriptions – les yeux bleus, les cheveux noirs, roux, longs, raides, boucles, courts (including opinions)

Parts of the body

Some simple adjectives:

Super, excellent, horrible, interessant, bizarre, petit, grand


The Monster, The Snowman, Red Riding Hood, the Three little Pigs, M Beauregard’s Day Out, Papa

Class Five




The weather

Classroom items


Pets (extend from Y3 to cover, hamster, guinea pig, gerbil, parrot, fish and pony)

Numbers and calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)



Froggy gets Dressed, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Sun and the Wind, Galette.

Class Six


The time

Daily routine

Places in the town


Home (rooms)

The Café


More extended adjectives (vieux, jeune, joli, mechant, bon)

The alphabet

Stories: Man of Colour, What Time is it Mr Wolf? Adventure in Space, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse