At James Dixon, it is our intent to develop enthusiastic and inquisitive language learners. Through well planned, fun and engaging lessons, delivered by a native French speaker, the children learn to communicate across a range of topics with increasing confidence and accuracy.


With skills ranging from simple conversation starters, numbers and colours to more complex sentences designed to further their abilities, our children develop a passion and curiosity for other languages.


The French scheme of work aims to instil a love of language learning and an awareness of other cultures. We want pupils to develop the confidence to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both written and spoken French. 

Through our scheme of work, we aim to give pupils a foundation for language learning that encourages and enables them to apply their skills to learning further languages, developing a strong understanding of the English language, facilitating future study and opening opportunities to study and work in other countries in the future. 

The French scheme of work supports pupils to meet the National curriculum end of Key stage 2 attainment targets (there are no Key stage 1 attainment targets for Languages).