‘Pupils’ eyes light up when they talk about the topics that they cover in the curriculum.’ OFSTED February 2018


Languages - BONJOUR!

In Languages at BJS we study French, with a little taster of Spanish and German linked with class topics in Year 5 & 6. However, our main aim is to develop a love of languages and the confidence to communicate so we use songs, games, puzzles and other fun activities in our lessons. We concentrate on developing the skills required to become life-long language learners. We spot patterns and make connections between English and other languages that we know and use those to support us and help us to understand and remember new vocabulary.

The scheme of work is continuous from Year 3 to Year 6 and topics have been chosen to give the pupils the opportunity to progress as they work their way up the school, both with acquisition of vocabulary and with the understanding and use of grammatical structures. We make sure we use the same terminology as we do in English lessons so that technical terms are reinforced in both subjects.

All pupils have an hour-long lesson a week with a specialist French teacher with lessons which are lively and engaging and everyone can have a go. It doesn't matter how the French comes out, as long as you have a go!


Bilton C. of E. Junior School

Plantagenet Drive



CV22 6LB

Tel: 01788 810675