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Clover Way, Gadebridge Road

Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3EA


High Standards

Year 6 pupils attained considerably higher in reading and writing, compared nationally.


St Cuthbert Mayne


Year 6 pupils attained considerably higher in reading and writing, compared nationally.

I enjoy maths

I like the way we are taught in mathematics


Year 4

St Cuthbert Mayne


Year 4

I like the way we are taught in mathematics

School Leadership

The leadership team has created an enriching learning environment


St Cuthbert Mayne


The leadership team has created an enriching learning environment


Pupils love learning and have the confidence to try new things


St Cuthbert Mayne


Pupils love learning and have the confidence to try new things

Quality teaching

The quality of teaching is good.

Westminster Diocese

St Cuthbert Mayne

Westminster Diocese

The quality of teaching is good.
St Cuthbert Mayne

We are currently developing our curriculum to make it even better and therefore this page is in the process of being updated to match our practice.


French Programme of study

  • Encourage pupils to understand and respond to written language from a variety of sources.
  • Promote speaking with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity.
  • Equip pupils with ways of communicating what they want to say, including discussion and asking questions.
  • Encourage the continuous improvement of the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Provide them with opportunities to write at varying length for different purpose and audience, using the variety of grammatical structures they have learnt.
  • Foster the development of pupils’ appreciation of a range of writing in French.

French is taught in weekly lessons of 1 hour in Years 4 & 5 by a specialist teacher.

French is taught in by the class teacher in Year 3 and 6.


We teach French through the use of:

  • Language Angels scheme
  • Authentic reading resources
  • Transactional activities
  • The interactive whiteboard
  • Independent, paired and group work

We provide the children with these key skills from the Languages programme of study:

  • To listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • To explore the patterns of sound and language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • To engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek help and clarification.
  • To speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
  • To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.
  • To present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
  • To read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
  • To appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in French.
  • To broaden their vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through a dictionary.
  • To write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences to express ideas clearly.
  • To describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.
  • To understand basic grammar including feminine and masculine forms, the conjugation of high frequency verbs; key features and patterns of French and how to apply these to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English
Provision for More and Most Able Children

We plan a variety of opportunities to extend, enrich and enhance the learning of our more and most able children, so that they achieve to the best of their ability and make the best possible progress.


By the end of Key Stage 2, children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes taught in each unit.


French overview 2019- 2020

Subject to review.

Y3 Autumn

Greetings, questions and answers (What’s your name? How you are feeling?), 1-10, colours, knowing some key facts about France.

Y3 Spring

Learning the names of some vegetables. Learning a conversation at the market, stallholder and customer.

Y3 Summer

Following the story of Little Red Riding Hood, learning key vocabulary for the story and some body parts.

Y4 Autumn

Introducing myself. Revision (What’s your name? How you are feeling? 1-10, colours.) New questions and answers, (How old are you? Where do you live?), giving your nationality, 11-20.

Y4 Spring

Family members, he/she is called, he/she is 5/10 years old, Questions and answers (Do you have any brothers or sisters? 10-100in 10’s.

Y4 Summer

In the café. Breakfast drinks and foods. Lunch drinks and foods. Conversation waiter/waitress and customer.

Y5 Autumn

Pets. Question and answer (Do you have a pet? Yes I have a … it is called… and I have a…. No I don’t have a …but I have a …)

Y5 Spring

Dates. Questions and answers (What’s the date? When is your birthday?) Days of the week, months of the year, 1-31.

Y5 Summer

Clothes and footwear for school, holidays, warm and cold weather. Personal pronouns and verb to wear.

Y6 Autumn

School subjects. Likes and dislikes. Question and answer (What’s the time? Hours) Personal pronouns and the verb to go.

Y6 Spring

Weekend. Daily routine phrases. Question and answer (What’s the time? Includes quarter past/to and half past) Time connectives.

Y6 Summer

Healthy lifestyles. Healthy and unhealthy foods/drinks. Activities you do and don’t do. Recipe instructions.