We believe learning a foreign language is an essential part of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. The curriculum is designed to develop a curiosity in learning another language, in a way that is enjoyable and fun.  It will help learners to understand cultural differences both here and in other countries.  Our language rich curriculum will also develop pupils’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Our MFL curriculum  focuses on French as its primary language.  In addition to this, there are opportunities as a school to celebrate the growing diversity of our pupils and the languages they speak.

At Bradley, we believe that it is of great importance for all children to develop an interest in learning other languages in an enjoyable and stimulating way. The study of French enables children to develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world and the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. Furthermore, through learning a foreign language, we aim to support pupils to understand other countries and cultures so that they can be more open and adaptable to new experiences


Our intent is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in the foreign language they are learning. Our goal is for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education.


We will help them develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning French:


  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar


We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in these key language learning skills - properly preparing them for the next stage of their language learning journey. These skills will develop children’s ability to understand what they hear and read and enable them to express themselves in speech and writing. We will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English. We will also help strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other countries and comparing it with their own.



French is taught in a whole-class setting. Teachers plan their lessons using the Learning Angels Scheme of work. These lessons are designed to motivate, captivate and interest children from the first moment. They have clear, achievable objectives and incorporate different learning styles. Children with additional needs have access to the curriculum through variation of task, grouping or support from an adult. Each class has a timetabled 1-hour lesson fortnightly.


The successful teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in a fun and engaging education, provides children with the foundations and knowledge for understanding and communicating with the world. Our engagement with other cultures and languages ensures that we are respectful and tolerant of those cultures and languages, in line with British Values. High quality, progressive teaching and learning ensures that we have rapid progress throughout KS2.


MFL Overview 2024-2025