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"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

Flora Lewis

Curriculum maps - Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Creative Crew, 2022-2023: 'Our greatest achievement this year was launching the French competition and encouraging everyone to be creative.'

Phrase of the Fortnight


Every term, the Creative Crew members choose a new "Phrase of the Fortnight" which they share with each class from 
Year 1 to Year 6. 

This fortnight's phrase is: 


Au revoir !    which means:   Good bye!






Star of the Week


Each week in Celebration Assembly, Madame Cornish announces the French Star of the Week. This accolade is given to pupils who demonstrate exceptional effort in lessons and those who are using the Phrase of the Fortnight appropriately around the school.


Star of the Week 8.7.24: Ella in Year 5 for adapting a song in French.



Star of the Week Hall of Fame 23-24

Star of the Week

Week beginning 24.6.24: Olivia in Year 2 for doing extra French work in her home learning book.

Week beginning 17.6.24: Lamis in Year 3 for singing with enthusiasm when we learnt a song about sports.

Week beginning 10.6.24: James in Year 5 for speaking out in front of the class.

Week beginning 10.6.24: BF in Year 5 for supporting a friend with their learning.

Week beginning 20.5.24: Alma in Year 3 for her work on sports and using ne...pas accurately.

Week beginning 13.5.24: Michael in Year 5 for writing about weather and activities.

Week beginning 6.5.24: Tommy in Year 4 for giving opinions about school subjects.

Week beginning 29.4.24: Riya in Year 6 for giving opinions about Eurovision Song Contest entries.

Week beginning 22.4.24: Nasara in Year 4 for his active participation in our lesson about school subjects.

Week beginning 15.4.24: Poppy in Year 6 for her learning on feeling ill.

Week beginning 25.3.24: Jessica in Year 4 for saying she had a headache in French.

Week beginning 18.3.24: Malaika in Year 4 for her learning on feeling ill.

Week beginning 11.3.24: Oliver in Year 2 for engaging with our Gruffalo story on World Book Day.

Week beginning 4.3.24: Hannah in Year 5 for using French in real-life situations around school.

Week beginning 12.2.24: Eliza in Year 4 for her outstanding character descriptions.

Week beginning 5.2.24: Jaxon in Year 3 for problem-solving and working collaboratively.

Week beginning 29.1.24: Evie-Grace in Year 6 for her work on places in a town.

Week beginning 22.1.24: Freddie in Year 2 for answering the register and giving his dinner option in French.

Week beginning 15.1.24: Scarlett in Year 1 for clear speaking and sensible behaviour.

Week beginning 8.1.24: Charlotte in Year 3 for enthusiasm and recall of vocabulary.

Week beginning 11.12.23: All of KS2 for their amazing singing of the French carol in our performances.

Week beginning 4.12.23: Patrick in Year 6 for trying hard in lessons and greeting Mrs Cornish in French around the school

Week beginning 27.11.23: Olivia in Year 2 for her engagement in our lesson about numbers up to 20.

Week beginning 20.11.23: Jerome in Year 5 for his engagement when working out the meaning of the French carol.

Week beginning 13.11.23: Ethan in Year 6 for adapting a text to write in the 3rd person.

Week beginning 6.11.23: Annie in Year 5 for her reading and speaking about siblings.

Week beginning 30.10.23: Aaruhi in Year 4 for her work on numbers.

Week beginning 16.10.23: Izzy in Year 5 for her work using 3rd person verbs.

Week beginning 9.10.23: Daniel in Year 3 for writing and performing a role play.

Week beginning 2.10.23: Karolina in Year 5 for being able to tell me that something hurt.

Week beginning 25.9.23: Cara in Year 3 for her recall of questions and answers from Year 2.

Week beginning 18.9.23: Reggie in Year 5 for his work on numbers over 70.

Week beginning 11.9.23: Georgia in Year 4 for using "Je voudrais un crayon," when asking for a pencil.

French Day 2024

It has been fantastique to see everyone in their red, white and blue for French Day. During the week, Years 3 and 4 have been learning about why the French have a National Holiday on 14th July every year.

As part of our French Day celebrations, each class has been learning about the Olympics, which are being held in France this summer.

Year 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

What we've been learning...

A sample of work from Summer Term 2.



The 2013 National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages aims to ensure that all children:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


Trotts Hill teaches a high quality languages education which fosters children’s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. It also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. The teaching of French in KS1 and KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.


At Trotts Hill, children have the opportunity to develop their French language skills as well as learn about French culture and traditions.


Home Learning Opportunities


Here are some ideas to keep up with your French and build your vocabulary:


Watch these videos from High Five French:


Learn the Rainbow Song and revise your colours in French.

For an alternative song about colours, listen to this one by Alain le Lait - it's rather unusual!


Write une carte postale - write a postcard in French. You could say what your name is, how old you are, something you like and say goodbye. Maybe you could send it to a friend.


Visit the Musée d'Orsay in Paris from the comfort of your home. Take a virtual tour.  You could try doing your own drawing or painting inspired by one of the pieces in the gallery.


If you would like to share pictures of your work, please email


I would love to see what you get up to!