Languages at Friezland Primary School

‘A Family Committed to Making a Difference’


At Friezland Primary School we aim to develop well-rounded, resilient individuals who demonstrate mutual respect and tolerance and who have a positive impact on their community and the wider world. Our Curriculum is designed with this in mind. We aim to encourage a life-long love of learning and develop skills for life through the delivery of exciting, challenging and stimulating experiences within and beyond the classroom.

Our intention is that language learning at Friezland enables young people to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, and to understand and respond to its speakers; this is essential, practical knowledge for all global citizens in the 21st century. More than this, it about our young people developing an international outlook and a wider understanding of the world.


Our overall aim for languages is that Friezland pupils develop a deep interest in and appreciation for other cultures, as they learn to understand and express themselves with increasing confidence in French. In our organisation of the language’s curriculum, we envisage pupils developing their sense of belonging to the wider world and embarking on a journey towards a wealth of opportunities in their future lives. Pupils will develop specific knowledge of one language, French, learning words and structures that enable them to ask and answer questions, listen to, read and understand stories, songs, poems and other short texts, and to write from memory about themselves. At the same time, they will develop language learning skills and strategies that will equip them for the learning of additional languages.