It is our intent at Huncote Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Languages, which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. The language taught at Huncote Primary school is French. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.

Curriculum Implementation

Children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using the Rigolo programme of study in addition to other resources.  Areas covered include: numbers, colours, house and home, in town, food and drink, the classroom, clothes, transport, sport and hobbies.  

Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.

  • displays are used to remind children of key vocabulary
  • practical activities, songs and games are used to help improve memory and recall.
  • Visual prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary.


Our children will be able to read, understand, write and express themselves in French – at an appropriate level – using accurate vocabulary and intonation in the French language. Our children will leave Huncote Primary school with a solid foundation upon which to build future skills and knowledge and will be well prepared for the next stage of their language education.


The Rigolo Scheme 

Rigolo is a complete Key Stage 2 French course, split into 2 levels (Rigolo 1 and Rigolo 2).

Rigolo 1 is aimed at Years 3-4, and Rigolo 2 at Years 5-6.

With Rigolo, you can follow the amazing adventures of the much-loved characters Jake, Polly and Bof as they discover France through lively interactions and colourful stories.
Rigolo is fully matched to the National Curriculum and meets the requirements of the KS2 Framework for Languages.

Long Term Overview

French Curriculum

French Progression and Vocabulary


Assessment in French is ongoing and based on individual lessons and units. A feedback sheet is completed at the end of a lesson or unit and these are used to assess progress against the National Curriculum objectives.