Modern Foreign Languages

MFL at Ormiston Meadows.



“ A different language is a different vision of life”  – Federico Fellini

Year 1 performing A la Plage

Click here for YR 1 A la Plage

Magical MFL Workshop

Madame Elliott took a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils to Queen Katharine school to attend a languages workshop with a number of other Peterborough Primary schools.
Our pupils were excellent ambassadors for the academy with excellent behaviour and attitude to learning!


Language Leaders

On 18th June Year 3 took part in the final French session prepared and taught by Year 9 Language Leader students from Ormiston Bushfield Academy. The lesson included a bingo game, wordsearch and role-plays to deliver key language to use when going to a café in a French speaking country. Year 3 were surprised at how quickly an hour went when learning and having fun!


Language Leaders


On Tuesday 8th January Year 3 were treated to a wonderful French lesson prepared and delivered by Connor, Alexia ( former Ormiston Meadows Academy pupils ) and Faith, Year 9 students from Ormiston Bushfield Academy Bushfield. The Year 9 students are currently studying for GCSE French and are taking part in the languages leaders project.

They taught using a selection of fun and varied French resources. Alfie in Year 3 said  ” It was amazing and a lot of fun. I really liked doing the wordsearch to find French words for parts of the body.”


Le Francaise

Year 9 Language Leaders from Ormiston Bushfield Academy returned to deliver a range of French games to Year 3. All resources were created and planned by the Year 9 students. A combination of fun and French learning resulted in a class of very happy Year 3 pupils!


Click here and here to see Year 3 in action!

Our pupils have been busy practising their language skills, click on the links below to see them in action!

Year 3 action poems  More Year 3 action poems

Year 2 ordering food and drink   

More Year 2 food and drink

EYFS counting to 10

Year 6 simile poem

Year 6 simile poem part 2

Year 6 simile poem part 3



Fermier dans son pre


As part of the Primary National Curriculum learning a foreign language has become a requirement for children within KS 2. At Ormiston Meadows all pupils from Year 1 – 6  receive an hour of specialist French teaching every week and EYFS children have a weekly 20 minute introduction to French via songs, rhymes and stories.



At OMA we are passionate about foreign language learning and we aim to develop our pupil’s understanding of what they hear and read, and have an ability to express themselves in speech and writing. They will also extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences between French and English. We also aim to  strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in Francophone countries and comparing it with their own culture.


Teaching and Learning Overview

We follow the Tout le monde French scheme of work and enrich it with further appropriate resources. The lessons are designed to motivate children from the first moment and are mainly practical in focus. They have clear, achievable objectives and incorporate different learning styles. SEN children have access to the curriculum through variation of task, grouping or support from an adult.

French lessons provide a variety of sources to model the language, using games and songs to maximise enjoyment and make as many connections to real life situations as possible.


Below is an outline of the coverage of topics within KS2 .


Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Numbers 1-20 Numbers 1-  31 Numbers 1-1000 Sport and activities
Classroom language Pets More places in a town Weather
Body parts Days, months, dates Musical instruments Environment
Clothes Festivals and celebrations Describing your personality Describe how you are feeling
Age and birthdays Describing your house Fruit and opinions School
Places in a town Holidays and travel Food and recipes Shopping and eating out




French Cafe 2017

Thank you to the parents who attended our French Cafe event. Our Year 5 and 6 pupils did a wonderful job taking food and drink orders in French. The school choir gave an excellent performance of Alouette and Frere Jacques.


Frere Jacques


Year 2 – “The Farmer wants a wife..”

Year 2 performing ” The farmer wants a wife” in French!


Fermier dans son pre

Fabulous French

Thank you to the Pupils from Ormiston Bushfield Academy for planning and delivering an exciting lesson for our Year 5 pupils



French Cafe 2016

Our Pupils served guest at our French Cafe, using their language skills.