Kirkdale St Lawrence C of E Primary School

"Together, with God in our heart, the path to our dreams will start"

0151 922 2775

Fonthill Road, Liverpool, Mereyside L4 1QD

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Languages at Kirkdale St. Lawrence

Here at Kirkdale St Lawrence we enjoy learning foreign languages and our school focuses on the teaching of French, in KS2. We are lucky enough to have a fantastic Language Assistant to deliver exciting and interactive weekly lessons. During our lessons, we use a variety of techniques to develop our speaking and listening and reading and writing of the French language, including games, role-play and songs. Even though learning a foreign language is not compulsory in EYFS and KS1, we still encourage learning about different countries and cultures when celebrating European Language Day and during our International Festival in school yearly.


Please click on the links below to read the statutory guidance for Language and our school's long term plan to cover the objectives. If you require a paper copy of these documents, please ask at the school office.

Language National Curriculum

KSL Language Long Term Plan 

Languages across the School

French update 03/07/20

Gaëlle has sent over a PPT about different regions in France have a look at see if you recognise any of the place names from our lessons in school - or maybe you've been lucky enough to visit one of these places before. 

Gaëlle comes from La Baule, Pays de Loire which is quite close to Nantes, home of the giants who came to Liverpool and les machines (who made the spider). Can you research these? 

French update 24/06/20

Here is a fun cooking activity to try at home - a delicious Tarte Tatin. Tweet your makes at @KSL_Kirkdale. 

French update 09/06/20


Here are some 'colourful' videos from  Gaëlle to help you practise your French at home - have fun!

Mental Health Week - A message from Gaëlle

French update 18/05/20



I hope you are all well - here is a video from Gaëlle. This video is aimed at Year 3 but is good revision for all of KS2 - have fun learning and revising sports. Why don't you create a quiz or some games to teach your family members - think about how Gaëlle teaches you in class using flashcards and actions. Can you teach your family to speak French? 

French update 06/05/20


Our French teacher Gaëlle has emailed over some fun French activities that have been posted on School Improvement Liverpool Twitter (their Twitter handle is  MfLSil - follow them for fun activities you can do with your family at home). I will post the content of the tweets below for you to see. 

Here are some links to websites for French games: 

French numbers

French days

French Language Links


Take care and stay safe.

Un petit message de Gaëlle

Gaelle has sent this video to help you practise French greetings - can you teach you family members how to greet each other in French?

Have fun!