Modern Foreign Languages

How does the teaching of languages develop from Year 5 through to Year 8?


The focus of study in modern languages at Wellfield is on practical communication, as well as fostering a curiosity and understanding of the wider world. We provide opportunities for students to communicate for practical purposes and become confident in their listening, speaking, reading and writing of French (Year 5, 6, 7 & 8) and German (Year 8). Our programme of study is supplemented with cross-curricular enrichment activities and the use of cultural resources to make the connection between real life and culture to equip pupils to visit, study and work in other countries.


See Resources section for more detailed information about resources used

Year 5 French

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Important people in my life

Describing yourself, your family members and their age


Hair and eye colour

My routine

Morning routine

Evening routine





Different sports

Opinions on sports

Time and day you do different sports

Human body

Body parts

Describing a monster


Going to the doctors




Map of France

French food

French music

Writing a postcard from France







Year 6 French

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Cafe Culture

Food and drink

Creating a menu

Prices and ordering food

The world around me


Describing where you live

Places in town

Ideal place to live

My Home

Rooms in the house

Bedroom description

Ideal house


Different clothes

Buying clothes in a shop

School uniform

Ideal uniform




Different countries and languages

French speaking countries








Year 7 French

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Origins and school life

Likes and dislikes

Designing a survival kit

Describing your idols

School life

Describing school life

Comparing schools in France and England

School meals




er, ir, re verbs

activities with faire


prepositions and countries

Present and future tense holidays

Holidays in France

dream holidays


French festivals – Bastille day

French art

Creating a french poem






Year 8 French

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

TV and Cinema

TV preferences

Review of a French film

Cinema Preferences

Perfect tense


Activities in Paris

Interpreting information about tourist sites


Description about 24 hours in a city of your choice


My Identity

Strengths and weaknesses

Describing your best friend


Musical tastes


Weekend plans with family and friends

Hometown and area

Describing the advantages and disadvantages of your hometown and area.

Comparing your town to another



Future Aspirations

Talent and aspirations

Encouragin and persuading someone

Modal verbs








Year 8 German

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 All about me

Name and age

Alphabet and number 1-100








Free time

Sports and opinions




opinions – School

Describing Teachers

School facilities, rules and improving school

Hometown and area

Advantages and disadvantages of your town

Ideal town






Resources to support language learning

Regular practice in listening and watching familiar films in a foreign language, music videos and subtitled foreign films are all good ways to boost language learning. Pupils all receive links through google classroom of online resources.

Key Stage 2 A favourite is Alain le Lait who composes and performs songs going through key vocabularies such as numbers, colours, days of the week and months are available on youtube.

By Keys Stage 3 watching music videos and thematic clips as well as using source text is promoted, Stromae is very interesting both from a music, dance and language point of view.



We use this app to promote language learning in class and every pupil has a copy of the password to access it at home also.



This platform for learning is free and is very good for learning vocabulary with matching and flashcard activities

A closed shared area on the site where vocabulary sets are uploaded per topic is available for pupils and invites are sent by the MFL Department to pupils to join.


Text books

Textbooks are used largely to order the chronology through which we teach grammar and topics

For French, we use the Expo 1 and Expo 2 text-books

For German, we use Echo text-books