Children at Bishopstone currently receive French lessons weekly in KS2 on a Monday afternoon.  These are delivered by Mrs. Anley, a specialist part time teacher.  

Reception/Year 1 @ 1pm

Year 2 @1:30pm

Year 3/4 @ 2pm

Year 5/6 @ 2:30pm


From September 2015 we now offer a spanish club on a Monday lunchtime for any child who wishes to learn.


Review of last year (Jan 2015+)

We started this term learning about L’Épiphanie on January 6th.

Years 5 and 6 deciphered the meaning through reading, and Years 3 and 4 re-enacted the visit of the Three Kings on the Twelfth Day of Christmas.

We learnt about a Galette des Rois and shared a raspberry sponge cake together in its place to find out who would be King and Queen for the day.


This term in French Years 3 and 4 are learning French through ‘La Chenille Qui Fait des Trous’ (The Very Hungry Caterpillar).

We are learning about the definite article, days of the week, descriptions, foods and colours. 

Years 5 and 6 are learning their numbers and solving number problems using a book called ‘Un pour l’Escargot Dix pour le Crabe’ (One is a snail, 10 is a Crab).




The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*

  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are

    reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*

  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*

  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary

  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly

  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing

  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English. 

 A fun website is through bbc schools