Primary Languages at St. John’s – a new journey!


At St. John’s, we believe that learning different languages is an integral part of a child’s education. We aim to give our children the best possible chance to develop their language skills. We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience. At St. John’s we also want our young people to have a broader perspective on life so that they are aware of the world around them.

As part of the New Curriculum, each child must learn a new language in Key Stage 2. However, because we value the teaching and learning of French highly, we also deliver french to Key Stage 1. We do this in a more informal way, using songs and stories.

In class, we follow the interactive story of Bof the Magic Dragon by using the Primary Languages software Rigolo. The children find this fun and engaging.

We have the following aims at St. John’s and these are an integral part of our French Curriculum:


  • To promote French culture and La Francophonie and to understand its influence on life in modern Britain
  • To start writing sentences in Year 3 and to develop sentence writing throughout the Key Stage by using a range of verbs, adjectives and nouns cohesively
  • To immerse our children at St. John’s in French culture and language with a strong focus on La Francophonie
  • To promote values of tolerance and respect
  • To develop our childrens’ roles as global citizens 


                                 French food tasting



          Impressive use of the Future Tense in French in Year 5