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“To learn a foreign language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.” 

Chinese proverb

Modern Foreign Language Vision Statement

We want to nurture a linguistic curiosity and a love of languages in our children here, helping each one to develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as global citizens who belong to a multicultural and mutually respectful world. We hope to create the foundation to a potential life-long language learning journey.


At Botley School, we believe that learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. Our curriculum intent reflects our belief that all children benefit from studying MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES at an early age. Therefore, we offer each child in Years 1-6 an insight into the culture and civilisation of the countries where French is spoken. Our aim is to develop the ability of each child to use the language effectively in a variety of practical situations, to encourage creativity, spontaneity and to provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. The participation in language learning will inherently underpin the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.

French Curriculum Overview

French Skills Progression

French Vocabulary Progression