St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940

Modern Foreign Languages

Vision Statement

At St Edmund’s we want our children and their families to develop positive attitudes to, and respect for, languages and cultures other than their own. We believe that learning a Modern Foreign Language will provide children with a life-long practical skill, and that their language learning at Primary School will provide them with the building blocks for learning many languages at High School.

Through our teaching and learning in French, we aim to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of how the English language works as they compare it to French. The focus on speaking, listening and practical games and activities which lead into writing encourages a deeper level of engagement and enjoyment for all pupils.

Games, interactive activities, songs and stories all engage pupils in language learning at St Edmund's.

Languages around school

School LKS2

In the spring term, our first focus is 'School'. Pupils have been learning how to say the names of different subjects they learn at school and are beginning to express their likes and dislikes about subjects.

Click here to visit a fantastic website to practice the vocabulary we have been learning.

Watch the story video 'Va-t'en Grand Monstre Vert' by clicking here. Ask your child to tell you some colour words they know in French.


Ourselves LKS2

During the first half term, year 3 and 4 completed their first unit 'Ourselves'. This focused on simple nouns for family members. Children completed the unit by writing a short paragraph to describe their family.


Across KS2, we learnt about Christmas in France. Pupils began to describe and compare traditions in their family to traditions in France. They then learnt to describe Christmas decorations using adjectives for size and colour, building up to a creative project where they used their language skills for a practical purpose.


Each week, children listened to a French Christmas song. Click the links below to hear the some of the songs.


L'as tu vu? Have you seen him?

Petit Papa Noel Little Father Christmas

Vive le vent Jingle Bells

School UKS2

Years 5 and 6 are also focussing on the 'L'école' in the spring term. They have mastered the names of the subjects, and are able to express likes and dislikes. Ask your child to tell you about what they have been learning. Challenge them to use the conjunction 'et' to join two ideas.

Pupils also completed a listening exercise, where they had to try and understand what native French speakers were saying about their likes and dislikes when it came to school subjects.

Ourselves UKS2

Year 5 and 6 completed the 'Ourselves' Unit, building on what they had learnt previously to add more details including names of family members.

European Day of Languages 2019

Pupils across the school took part in European Day of Languages on the 26th September. 

Our school focus this year was on cultural heritage.

Pupils were invited to bring and share items which they felt reflected their family heritage and traditions.

In Nursery, Reception and KS1, the children brought in items from home from a range of different countries.

LKS2 pupils shared stories, traditions and artefacts from many different countries around the world. We located each country on a World map. We also tasted some delicious Polish delicacies brought in by one of our pupils.

Our UKS2 pupils shared many exciting objects and traditions from around the World. They also studied a poem entitled 'De donde soy yo?' (Where are you from?) and wrote their own versions including their own family experiences and traditions.