Modern Foreign Languages: French

Mrs Laura Glanville-Thomas

French Subject Lead/ EYFS Teacher


At Chacewater School we intend to use the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to 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. We aim to encourage children’s confidence and creative skills through the teaching of French. Whatever the language taught, we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about all languages. 


The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating.  Learning French will also offer pupils the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences.  The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.



  • Follow the Language Angels scheme of work
  • Teach the children to acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes
  • Staff to take part in CPD linked to Language Angels and for the lead to address how we will monitor and assess the starting points and end points of all children. 
  • Lead will monitor how Languages are being taught across the school by being allocated time to visit the teachings in each class.



The learning of French has only just begun at Chacewater and so will take time to embed. Through the use of planning supported by the Language Angels scheme we aim to ensure that eventually children are accessing work at age related expectations. They will be able to recognise and apply key vocabulary within conversations and will be challenged in a range of speaking and listening, reading and writing activities.