Our intent at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is to deliver a broad and balanced Modern Foreign Languages curriculum that is ambitious, challenging and engaging. Cultural diversity is valued and all members of our school community, both adults and children, are treated with respect. Thus, we believe that teaching a foreign language promotes diversity, tolerance and celebrates difference, which encompasses a range of transferable skills to prepare our pupils for the real world. Language deepens children’s understanding of the world and helps develop communication skills including speaking and listening. As well as fostering children's curiosity of the world, we endeavour to lay the foundations for learning a language in Key Stage 3 and beyond.

To develop teaching and learning of French, we follow the Co-ordination Group Publications (CGP) scheme of work. This scheme follows in National Curriculum guidelines as it allows children to express thoughts and ideas on a range of topics. The curriculum is sequenced to allow students to progress sequentially towards success whilst also providing an enjoyable learning journey and an exploration of the culture of France.