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Happy European Day of Languages! 


On 26 September we celebrate the range and diversity of languages spoken throughout Europe in our school. The European Day of Languages was first established by the European Council in 2001. The decision to launch the initiative formed part of the European Year of Languages, a campaign designed to promote linguistic awareness and encourage language acquisition across Europe. The event takes place each year on September 26th and is a celebration of language learning and cultural diversity. 



Competition time!

Can you say hello in different languages? Would you like to design your own poster showing it? In that case it is time to dust off your crayons and get creative!

Bring your poster to school and give it to your teacher, don’t forget to sign it and say it is for Madame Yau. The deadline is the 8th October.

Bonne chance!!!



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French At Fox Hill



Intent - This is what our children will learn 

At Fox Hill Primary School it is our intent to provide our students  with a high quality education in Modern Foreign Languages, which will develop their love of learning about other languages and cultures and help provide them with an understanding of the world. We want their language learning to contribute to their knowledge as global citizens. We want them to develop their cultural knowledge to encourage respect of diversity and those in our world. All pupils at Fox Hill will be expected to achieve their full potential in their foreign language learning (French). The ultimate aim is that pupils will feel confident engaging in spoken French, develop skills in reading, listening and writing. We hope that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and curiosity about language. Additionally, we make comparisons with our own customs which allows us to better understand other cultures. 


The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils: 


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


Implementation - This is how we teach it 




Children at Fox Hill are taught French in dedicated MFL lessons. French is taught in KS1 and KS2 and follows the Language Angles scheme of work which is in accordance with the national curriculum guidance to ensure consistency and high standards across the board. The Language Angels has a focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as making children aware of grammatical features of the French language.


    Our objectives:

  • The long term objective and focus of French lessons is the students’ ability to communicate in the target language. Each lesson provides opportunities for our students to practise their spoken and written skills laying the foundations for further language teaching. 
  • The lessons are planned to ensure our students become increasingly confident in the target language, building on previous knowledge, but also investigating different languages and cultures. 


Impact - This is how we assess our children's achievements 

At Fox Hill School, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Observing children speaking and listening in another language.
  • Marking of written work.
  • Images and videos of children completing speaking and listening activities.
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s work is scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.
  • Learning walks.
  • Subject tracking.


The MFL subject leader will continually monitor the impact MFL teaching is having on the children’s learning, through work scrutinies, to ensure the progress of knowledge and skills is being taught.  They will also ensure the knowledge taught is retained by the children and continually revisited and that the learners are able to apply the skills they have been taught to a variety of different settings, showing independence with their learning.



Skills Progression by Year Group

Language Angels Progression Map

Interactive materials 


Madame Yau reads Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans to the children.

Marie Curie

Madame Yau reads Marie Curie: Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara to the children.

Am I Small? / Je Suis Petite, Moi? Part 2

Madame Yau reads Am I Small? / Je Suis Petite, Moi? by Philipp Winterberg for the children.

Am I Small? / Je Suis Petite, Moi? Part 1

Madame Yau reads Am I Small? / Je Suis Petite, Moi? by Philipp Winterberg for the children.