Modern Foreign Languages

MFL at Ormiston Meadows.



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

Intent Statement

At Ormiston Meadows Academy we are passionate about modern foreign language learning and we aim to enable all pupils to make substantial progress in French throughout their learning journey at our school.  In order to express ideas and thoughts and to be able to understand and respond to foreign language speakers, pupils will be taught an appropriate balance of spoken and written language via a range of skills with exposure to target language and authentic materials. We aim to foster a curiosity and enthusiasm for MFL learning that will compliment further language learning at KS3 and beyond.



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



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


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.