At St Luke’s we want our children to become confident linguists. Linguists understand the world through different languages. They love learning about faith, community and culture through understanding how people communicate in different places around the world. If we understand someone else’s language, we not only can communicate with them, but understand how things might be different.


  • To appreciate the spoken language through songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Improve confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.
  • Develop Fluency in reading in French.
  • Gain a strong awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
  • Build A passion for languages and a commitment to the subject.
  • Express themselves using the language creatively and spontaneously.
  • Gain an independence in their studies and the ability to draw upon a wide range of resources.
  • Raise Self-esteem – Children will be taught that all efforts are to be praised and that having a go is the most important aspects.
  • Improve general knowledge – We will teach children knowledge about a range of foreign language aspects, such as where the language is spoken, how it links with other languages and why it might differ how it is spoken. The progression document shows how knowledge and vocabulary builds over time.
  • Build Resilience – Children will have opportunities to express their learning in different ways to ensure they aren’t limited by their writing ability
  • Learn through experiential learning – For children to learn a MFL through visitors and the use of targeted films.

Characteristics of a linguist

French  Curriculum map

French Progression map


Click the link below to view our French school blog page to see some examples of how our pupils flourish in French at St. Luke’s: