A Cranborne nous adorons le français et on l'apprend de Year 3 jusqu'en Year 6. Nous avons hâte de partager notre compréhension avec vous.

At Cranborne our aim is to prepare children for their future in an ever-changing world. Learning to speak, read and write a second language has many benefits including opening up global career opportunities, improving cultural awareness, improving memory and problem-solving skills.


This year we have introduced a new French scheme of work called ‘La Jolie Ronde’ which allows the children the opportunity to develop their linguistic skills with a fun and positive approach to learning a new language. This structured and progressive scheme enables children to develop their French vocabulary and grammar in order to communicate effectively, as well as begin to read and write independently. Children will also be taught about aspects of French-speaking countries’ lifestyles and cultural traditions for festivals such as Easter and Christmas.



Year 3 Topics include:

§ Numbers 1-10

§ Greetings, asking and saying who you are

§ Classroom instructions

§ Names of colours

§ Names of fruit

§ Days of the week and months of the year


Year 4 Topics include:

§ Names of body parts

§ Asking for French translation

§ Names of zoo animals

§ Names of family members

§ Asking and answering questions about family members

§ Hobbies and leisure activities and related opinion phrases

§ Names of clothes

Year 5 Topics include:

§ Numbers up to 50

§ Connectives

§ Days of the week and months of the year

§ Sports and hobbies including opinion phrases

§ Food including breakfast and dessert ingredients

§ Family members and possessive adjectives

§ Asking and answering questions about family members

§ Weather phrases and seasons

Year 6 Topics include:

§ Classroom routines and following instructions

§ Describing family members using quantifiers and adjectives

§ Occupations

§ Homes and room names including adjectives

§ Prepositions linked to houses and homes

§ Planning a holiday to a French speaking country project including revision of days of the week, months of the year, food, holiday activities and local culture.



 At Cranborne we also offer French as an extra-curricular club, held on a Monday lunchtime for Years R, 1, 2, & 3 and on a Thursday for Years 4,5 & 6 by a specialist teacher.

This is an excellent opportunity for your children to further develop their skills and have fun too!

If you would like your child to join the French Club then please pop into the school office.