St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753


"And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues."

- Acts 2:4

Subject Leader: Mrs Letts

At St Teresa's we believe learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. 

St Teresa's uses Language Angels to the teaching of French as our modern language. Language Angels provides a sequential and progressively planned French curriculum which builds on prior learning.

St Teresa's uses Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious French curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes.


  • To provide our pupils with a relevant, broad and progressive curriculum.
  • To have high expectations so our pupils can achieve their full potential.
  • To grow curious, confident and reflective language learners.
  • To provide our pupils with the foundation which will equip them for further language studies.
  • To teach 4 key language learning skills, listening, speaking, reading, writing and all necessary grammar.
  • To teach our pupils how to look up and research language they are unsure of and use their bank of reference materials to help wit their spoken and written tasks.


  • Key Stage 2 classes will have access to a very high-quality French language curriculum.
  • Skills will be taught in progression and developed through regularly taught and well planned weekly French lessons.
  • Our Pupils will acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge through quality first teaching of French
  • Teachers will know where every child is at any point in their French language journey.
  • Lessons offering appropriate levels of challenge and stretch will be taught at all times to ensure pupils learn effectively, continuously building their knowledge of and enthusiasm for French.
  • Year 3 will be taught from the the entry level units for pupils with little or no previous learning of a foreign language learning.
  • Year 4 and year 5 will be taught the intermediate level where there is basic knowledge embedded.
  • Year 6 will be taught progressive and creative units which are the most challenging and builds on the children's good understanding of the basics they are learning.
  • Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Knowledge and awareness of required and appropriate grammar concepts will be taught throughout all units at all levels of challenge.


  • Pupils learning and progression is assessed and children achieve age related expectations in a foreign language.
  • Pupils will make good or better progress.
  • Pupils to be confident at speaking French.
  • Pupils will leave St Teresa's confident in their learning journey of learning a modern foreign language.