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Bridekirk Dovenby CE Primary SchoolWork Together, Aim High, Shine Bright

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‘You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.’ Czech Proverb.


At Bridekirk Dovenby School, we introduce KS2 children to the world of MFL through the teaching of French and the 'Language Angels' Language Scheme.

This is a new scheme to the school and was introduced in September 2021.

The children are taught French in their year groups.


Bridekirk Dovenby School uses the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.

Skills Progression



The table above shows our planned progression of skills by year group. The strands are:

1) Listening

2) Speaking

3) Reading

4) Writing

5) Grammar 

The following unit planner informs which units are best suited to use as a starting point to facilitate the teaching of these skills.

The following information shows how the level of learning and progression for each year group is increased as pupils move across the planned units. Progression takes place within a teaching phase and across a teaching phase.

Progression across a teaching type is demonstrated by the arrows pointing to the right and progression within a teaching a teaching phase is demonstrated by the downward pointing arrows. That is within a primary year.

DfE Modern Foreign Languages Programme of Study

French Day at Bridekirk Dovenby School

Qu’est-ce que tu fais le week-end?

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In this unit of work, the children in Year 6 have been learning how to explain, in French, what they have been doing at the weekend. These sentences were than expanded by including the time of day and their opinion on the activity.
They then wrote a text message and an email to communicate their knowledge to others.

What have you been doing at the week-end?

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Est-ce que tu aimes? - Year 6 ( At School unit of work.)

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Comment tu t'appelle? Year 4 children

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Quelle heure est-il?

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Dan's ma Trousse

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Year 4 pupils have been describing what is in their pencil cases. We have also been using the conjunctions "et" and "mais"