Part of the Glyn Academies Trust


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Rigolo is an exciting interactive course which appeals to all types of learner. The Curriculum for Excellence Review Group recommends that young people should be, “successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors” and Rigolo encourages young learners to achieve success and be confident in their learning of the French language. Rigolo combines a variety of new and traditional media, making French accessible and exciting to pupils. This has a positive effect on children’s self-esteem and promotes positive attitudes to language learning at present and in the future. It is carefully planned to follow a structured progression through Key Stage 2, covering the objectives from the KS2 Framework for Modern Languages. Rigolo has the twofold aim of providing a route to excellence in the learning of French and of promoting enjoyment.

Rigolo follows the amazing adventures of Jake, Polly and Bof as they discover France through lively interactions and colourful stories.


Topic overview:

The below table specifies the topics covered in Rigolo throughout the school year:

Year group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3


En classe

Mon corps

Les animaux

La famille

Bon anniversaire!

Year 4


Quelle heure est-il?


Les fêtes

Où vas-tu?

On mange!

Le cirque

Year 5

Salut Gustave

A l’école

La nourriture

En ville

En vacances

Chez moi

Year 6

Le week-end

Les vêtements

Ma journée

Les transports

Le sport

On va faire la fête!