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Long Term Plan


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

About Me

Covering basic information, greetings, age, family members and languages.

Hobbies and Pets

Covering useful phrases, numbers, hobbies, playtime and pets.

Where I live

Covering countries, local area, houses, rooms, furniture and home activities.

How I look

Covering body parts, facial features, descriptions and days of the week.

Animals, colours and sizes

Covering pets, animals, colours and sizes.

Food and drink

Covering meals, food, drink and shopping.

Year 4

Going to school

Covering morning routine, travel, transport, school subjects, classroom items and opinions.

Going to work

Covering jobs, workplaces, money, shopping, numbers and time.

Around the world

Covering countries, directions, languages, air travel and holidays.

Healthy lifestyle

Covering sports, outdoor activities, healthy eating and comparatives/


Clothes and shopping

Covering clothes, getting dressed, descriptions, shopping and laundry.


Covering weather, numbers, temperature, clothes, weather reports and extreme weather.

Year 5

Useful phrase

Covering questions, opposites, connective, future time phrases, clarification and possessive pronouns.

More about food

Covering time, lunchtime, cafeterias, cooking, growing and description

Around the house

Covering rooms, furniture, activities and household chores.

Music and celebrations

Covering music, opinions, instruments, negatives, sounds and celebrations.

On the way to school

Covering directions, journeys, buying tickets, local area, town features, crossing the road and asking for directions.

Seasons and holidays

Covering seasons, weather, time expressions, birthdays, parties, presents and family.

Year 6

More about school

Covering school rooms, prepositions, school subjects, break time and connectives

Our world

Covering countries, continents, geography, holidays, cities and beaches.

Describing people and things

Covering description, hairstyles, patterns, colours, and quantities.


Covering mobile phones, computers, internet, games, music and videos.

The environment

Covering environmental issues, recycling, pollution, energy and ordinal numbers.

Hygiene and healthcare

Covering hygiene, health, illnesses, doctors, dentists, accidents and useful words.

Skill progression


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

Listening- Understand a few familiar spoken words and phrases.

Speaking- Say and repeat single words and short simple phrases.

Reading- Can recognise and read out a few familiar words and phrases.

Writing- Can write or copy simple words or symbols correctly.

Year 4

Listening- understand a range of familiar spoken phrases.

Speaking- Answer simple questions and give basic information.

Reading- Understand and read out familiar written phrases.

Writing- Can write one or two short sentences to a model and fill in the words on a simple form.

Year 5

Listening- Understand the main points from a short spoken passage made up of familiar language in simple sentences.

Speaking- Ask and answer simple questions and talk about their interests.

Reading- Understand the main point and some of the detail from short written texts or passages in clear printed script.

Writing- Write a few short sentences with support using expression which they have already learnt.

Year 6

Listening- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.

Speaking- 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.

Reading- Understand the main points and opinions in written texts from various contexts.

Writing- Write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.

Knowledge Organisers

The children use knowledge organisers in French lessons to support them in remembering more of the key vocabulary from each unit taught. These can be referred to by the teacher to help build on previous learning. Please see some examples of French knowledge organisers below. 

Vocabulary Progression

Read the document below to find out what vocabulary your child will learn and how this will progress from Year 3 to Year 6:

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