Headfield School

Headfield C of E Junior School

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                                                   Ofsted July 2015

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The aim of the French curriculum at Headfield is to inspire in our children a love for learning languages. There are already a wealth of languages spoken at Headfield and our children enjoy sharing their own languages. Learning another language enables children to make links between them. It also gives them a solid foundation for learning languages at secondary level. French at Headfield is fun, it is taught through songs and games and interactive learning skills. The teaching of French also draws on grammar, punctuation and pronunciation. 


The French Curriculum

An outline of the topics covered in each year group can be seen below;

Year 3




Numbers 0-10


Classroom instructions


Name and age



Days of the week



Year 4


Body parts

Zoo animals


Family members


Numbers 10-31




Year 5


High street places

Times of the day

Food and drink



Where you live


Year 6


Classroom routines

Holiday accommodation

Places to visit

Mougins – The Study of a French Village

Revision of topics and extended writing




French Day 2018:

The aim of the day was to get children passionate and enthusiastic about learning French! It was also a great way to fire up children's passion for language learning and their curiosity about the French language and culture. The children and staff had a really fun day and did some wonderful work. Take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to!



There is a selection of French (and dual language) books in the library available for children to take home and enjoy at their leisure. We have recently purchased some more traditional fairy tale stories which the children are excited to loan out and take home. 


Reading Competition:

Last half term we had a French reading competition which was a huge success! Each time a child loaned out a French book they received a sticker on their French passport...once they had collected 10 stickers they won a prize! :) It is lovely to see children develop a love for reading and accessing books that they would not always necessarily first go for. 

French Lunch Time Club:

Every week we run a French club which is available for pupils in Years 3 and 4. This is the perfect chance for children to practise their speaking skills and apply what they have learnt. We have a variety of different games that the children enjoy playing with. This opportunity has now been opened up to our Year 5 & 6 children this half term too!

Useful Websites and Learning Tools:

Euroclub School - www.euroclubschools.co.uk

BBC Primary Languages - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/