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Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Modern Foreign Language Subject Leader: Mrs R Dunne

At Sedley’s, we teach modern foreign languages to support the understanding of a multi-cultural world. French is the 5th most widely spoken language across the globe, this gives our pupils the ability to learn the basics of an additional language.


We aim to develop children’s confidence and competence in speaking and understanding French.  Children in Key Stage Two access discrete teaching of French every week, covering a range of topics including greetings, in the home, the classroom and families.

children looking at a whiteboard with a french song on display during a french lesson at sedleys primary
french calendar and weather chart


French is taught throughout Key Stage 2, while younger pupils are exposed to short activities and vocabulary in smaller amounts. The teaching of French is carried out through songs, games and interactive activities.


Pupils enjoy French lessons and show great enthusiasm for learning the language and learning about French culture.  Learning another language gives the children a broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and languages along with the culture and languages of others.

pupil pointing at france in atlas

Modern Foreign Language in Each Stage

Throughout lower Key Stage Two, pupils will begin to learn a range of knowledge including Greetings, Classroom Objects, Colours and Numbers.

During Year 4, Pupils will also learn the Greek Alphabet to expand their Primary Language Knowledge.

Throughout Year 5 and 6 Pupils will expand on their Language knowledge, reflecting on previously learned topics, as well as expanding their knowledge to include words and phrases related to the weather, hobbies and sports, and expressing opinions.

Modern Foreign Language Progression

MFL Progression and Coverage


SEND Information

We aspire to ensure that SEND and disadvantaged children are given the necessary support in class to fully access the learning of French and embrace the culture in French-speaking countries.

Modern Foreign Language Extra Resources

For remote learning, please visit our remote learning page or contact our Head of MFL for more information.