All pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 have a French lesson every week, taught by a specialist French teacher. Lessons contain a combination of all of the four essential skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Most lessons include elements of phonics, grammar, songs and stories and role-play. As pupils progress throughout the year groups, the emphasis on written work develops, oral communication remains paramount.

By exploring the way the French language works, pupils develop their knowledge and appreciation of languages in general.

We hope that when pupils leave Belmore Primary Academy, they will be well-equipped to take on whichever foreign language they have the opportunity to learn at secondary school.