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MfL - French

"Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries." National Curriculum MfL Programme of Study, 2014.


At Dersingham the Modern Foreign Language (MfL) we teach is French.  All pupils from Y3 upwards are taught the language weekly.  The children have opportunities to develop their reading and writing skills in French, as well as their speaking and listening skills.  We cover many topics to allow the children to gain a good foundation in French.



Year Group





Salut! Au Revoir!

ça va?



Comment t’appelles-tu?

(Simple phrases – ‘My name is…’)




Ma famille



Les nombres de 0 à 12

(Numbers 0-12)


Quel âge as-tu?

(How old are you?)


As-tu des frères soeurs

(Do you have siblings?)

As-tu un animal?



Les couleurs



Les mois de l’année

(Months of the year)




Les nombres de 13 à 31

(Numbers 13-31)


Joyeux anniversaire!



Les jours de la semaine

(Days of the week)


Joyeux Noel!

(Merry Christmas!)


Quelle est la date aujourd’hui?

(What is the date today?)


Quel temps fait-il?



O ù habites-tu

(Where do you live?)


En ville/Toutes directions

(In town/Directions)

A l’ école



Les objets de la classe

(Classroom objects)


Quelle heure est-il?

(Telling the time)


Quel temps fait-il?





Les nombres 40-200

(Numbers 40-200)





Qu’est-ce que tu aimes?

(What do you like?)


Bon appétit!



Les passé-temps



Quelle est ta matière préféréé

(School subjects)


Qu’est-ce que tu portes?


En classe

(School and the classroom)


Bonne Santé

(Healthy Eating)


Les parties du corps

(Body Parts)


A l’école du cirque

(At the circus)




Au zoo



Bienvenu au Maroc

(Welcome to Morocco)


En route pour l’école

(Journey to school)


Les quatre saisons

(The four seasons)

Le passé et le present

(Past and present tense)


Ici et là

(Here and There)





 If you have any questions regarding French (MfL) at Dersingham, please contact the School Office and ask to make an appointment with the French (MfL)Co-Ordinator.  This is currently Miss Dean.