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Sea View Primary School

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Languages at Sea View

Purpose of study

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.


Meet Frank French.

Frank is part of our Curriculum Crew who is introduced at the start of each topic and lesson, providing a visual link to lessons and allows our children to focus on the skills needed in the upcoming tasks.

Frank is featured as part of our Languages pathway journey - allowing the children to revisit and consolidate prior learning .




The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  •  discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


Year 3

We have begun our French lessons in Year 3 this year by learning how to greet each other in French, learn basic commands and about places in France.

Year 4

We are enjoying learning about colours in French!

Year 5


We have been busy in Year 5 revising our knowledge and pronunciation of numbers 1-60 to help us to tell the time in French.

Year 6

Year 6 are currently enjoying French lessons every Thursday morning with Madame Smith. We are currently learning about food & drink in French.



Year 3

In our French lessons this term we have been learning about different places in France and how to say where we are from. We have also learned about talking in the first person and the third person.

Each week, Madame Smith comes into school to teach us French. This week we have been learning about classroom objects.

Bonjour! In French we have been learning greetings!

Year 4

We have explored different ways to describe families, including how many brothers and sisters a family may have. We also applied our French learning to answering questions from a French letter.

We have been learning about family members, including writing sentences to describe who is in our family.

We practised having a conversation with our friends in French. We asked each other what their names were and how they were feeling.

Year 5

We have been investigating verbs and have been using these to write extended sentence describing our typical day.

Quelle Heure est il ?

After revising and learning our numbers 1-60, we applied this to help us tell the time in French. We created short dialogues to help practice our pronunciation and practise    telling the time in French.


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Ma Routine

We have been learning songs and exploring verbs which have helped us to describe our daily routine in French.

Year 6 

French Bakery 

We have been learning how to say different types of bread in French. We then did some role play taking on the role of the assistant and customer. Take a look at our videos below… 


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During our food and drink topic, we matched pictures of drinks to the correct French terms and then completed the sentences in both French and English.


Year Three

Classroom objects

We have been learning the names of classroom objects in our lessons.  We noticed that some words were very similar to English words and some were not!

Year Four

During our tiopic "Ma Famille" we have been learning to talk about our different family members. We have been holding conversations about our family members in French, writing sentences about them and even translating sentences! 


Year Five

Mon Anniversaire

 During our topic entitled ,"Mon Anniversaire", we have been learning how to tell the time in French as well as learning how to describe the different activities we do everyday. To help us achieve this we have played games and learnt the song...

"Je me leve".

Telling the time - Quelle heure est – il?

Ma Routine

Year Six

During our food and drink topic, we matched pictures of drinks to the correct French terms and then created sentences on drinks they like. We then created sentences on what they like and don’t like using the conjunctions et and mais. Finally, we asked for ice creams identifying whether the words are masculine or feminine. 


  • Reception 92.45
  • Year 1 93.05
  • Year 2 92.97
  • Year 3 94.34
  • Year 4 93.01
  • Year 5 94.75
  • Year 6 91.90
  • Whole School:


Contact Us

Sea View Primary, Horsley Hill Community Campus,

Norham Avenue North, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 7TD

Telephone: 0191 4274343


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