Bushy Hill Junior School

Modern Foreign Languages

The purpose of all language is communication and our aim, in the early years of learning a foreign language, is to generate enthusiasm, enjoyment and to give the children the confidence to participate and persevere. Children are taught French throughout the school but are also introduced to Spanish and German. Activities including speaking, listening, reading and writing provide experiences as authentic as possible which will develop the pupil's ability to communicate with native speakers, in a range of situations.  We celebrate the languages of all our school community and encourage children to share their native language and culture.  Aspects of other countries around the world, including France, are taught whenever appropriate in the topics of all the year groups. As part of our residential programme, Year 6 children have a week in France where they have the opportunity to use their language skills in real life situations.  In addition we have been actively involved in an Erasmus project that is promoting the children's knowledge and understanding of the customs of five other European countries.

On leaving Bushy Hill a successful learner of this subject will:

  • Be able to speak in the target language with increasing confidence;
  • Be able to write paragraphs, of at least three sentences, for different purposes and audiences;
  • Experiment, take risks and are not afraid to make and learn from mistakes; 
  • Pupils know that learning a language means learning about and appreciating other cultures. 


MfL Subject Report 2021/22


MfL Subject Report 2020/21

MfL Knowledge and Skills document



Year Group







Numbers 1-10


Days of the week


Classroom objects

Giving your name


Numbers 11-20


Numbers 21-31



The Body and colours


Likes and dislikes


Family and Easter



School, pencil case items, subjects, opinions

Food, what I eat and drink and opinions

German and Spanish taster sessions

Town, directions and Christmas

Writing a French book for a younger audience

Homes and where you live


Alphabet, numbers 31-100+, adjectives and presenting yourself

School rooms, design own school, give a tour of your school

Preparation for the French Trip - money, ice creams, shopping and greetings recap

Time and Christmas

Describing a beach scene painting.

Prepare and give a short talk