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At Woodlea we believe that learning a language opens the door to huge potential. It is a necessary part of being a member of the multicultural society in which we live. We believe that many children really enjoy learning to speak another language. Learning a foreign language helps pupils to extend their communication skills and enhances self‐esteem.

For French at Woodlea, we use the 'Rigolo' scheme of work. This helps us to ensure that children are immersed in the target language and have opportunity to practice their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. We are committed to early language learning and believe that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster and more effectively the language in question is acquired. We believe that learning a foreign language helps all pupils develop their interests and curiosity in the similarities and differences between themselves and others.


From Year 3 through to Year 6 the 'Rigolo' scheme of work is used and we follow 'la famille Mils' who are an English family living in France! This resource is supplemented with high quality games, stories and songs to support our French learning.


We have a new focus each half term, with each new year building on the knowledge from the previous. This includes learning about countries, cultures, peoples and communities.


Mrs G Astbury 

MFL Subject Leader



Nos apprentissage de francais chez nous (Our French learning at home)


We have been continuing our French learning at home in a variety of ways.


Our teachers have sent out various tasks for us to complete and there are some examples below!


All of our teachers have been carrying on their French learning too using the 'DuoLingo' app. We have also asked the children to download this app alongside their tasks! Well done to Nathan in 5E who has already earned 18,350 XP points compared to Mrs Astbury's 2,300 XP points!


Let's see how well we can all do!


And as the Doctor would say (in Doctor Who) - Allons-y (let's go)!


Nos apprentisage de francais chez nous!

La Famille Mils


The Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages (DFES 2005)


 " Learning a language enriches the curriculum.  It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life.  The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enhance the overall teaching and learning experience.  The skills, knowledge and understanding gained can make a major contribution to the development of children's oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture/s and those of others."