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At Haughton St Giles, we aim for our language education to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world; enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language; and understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Our current language provision is French.


French is currently taught from Year 3 to Year 6, with year 1 and 2 being introduced to the language through some simple songs and answering the register in French (simple conversational responses) as well as being introduced to France as a country in the geography curriculum.  All children from year 3 to year 6 have weekly French lessons during the year. French is taught through the Language Angels Programme that is interactive and uses a native speaking teacher.


Language exists in spoken and written forms.

  • Listening

  • Speaking

  • Reading

  • Writing


Progress in languages is along three pillars and this is what underpins our curriculum intent:

  • Phonics

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar


Pupil’s knowledge must increase step-by-step and this is how each of our topics is structured.


All lessons allow children to develop their language skills in relevant, engaging and meaningful contexts. Learning happens through a great range of interactive activities, role-play, songs, games and stories. In the earlier stages of language learning the focus is on speaking and listening.

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