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Modern Foreign Languages

At Northfield, we enjoy language learning through games, play, and lots of speaking and listening. In

this way, we believe that your child will learn with confidence and enthusiasm. Learning a new language 

provides opportunities for children to gain a better understanding of the World. It helps them to 

develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. As they get older, a 

second language could help your child to find an exciting career, or study or work abroad.


Children in KS2 are taught French based on the language used in Rigolo (Nelson Thornes). 

Year 4 also have the opportunity to learn Spanish at Spanish Club.

Year 3 -  Rigolo 1 Units 1-6 

This includes learning about:

 greetings

 numbers and months

 classroom objects and instructions

 colours

 pets

 family 

 parts of the body


Year 4 – Rigolo 1 Units 7-12

This includes learning about:

 nationalities

  time and leisure,

 describing people 

 clothes

 festivals and France

 weather 

 food and shopping


Year 5 – Rigolo 2 Units 1-6

This includes learning about:

 brothers and sisters

 school subjects

 opinions

 food

 places in town and directions

 holidays and activities

 describing rooms in the house


Year 6 – Rigolo 2 Units 7-12

This includes learning about:

 weekend activities

 clothes

 prices

 daily routing

 transport

 sport