French at Romsey Abbey Primary School


How we teach French:


Children have a weekly French lessons in Year 4 and 5. Pupils are very receptive to acquiring another language whilst learning repetitive songs and rhymes, as well as playing games using actions alongside words to support understanding. These all help to make unfamiliar words and sounds become familiar.

The children's hard work in French lessons prepares them for a week's residential trip to France in the autumn term of Year 6. This visit enables all pupils to apply their French to real situations, participate in French life as well as explore a foreign country and have an insight into a different culture.


What you will see in classrooms:


  • an oral approach where listening and speaking is encouraged from all

  • a Year 4 focus on the listening and speaking of French

  • a Year 5 focus the listening and speaking of French alongside the introduction of some French reading and writing

  • role play and games

  • tasting French food

  • understanding French culture and geography