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Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other 

cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen 

their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas 

and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in 

speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for 

practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original 

language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further 

languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. 


National Curriculum 2014 

Curriculum Intent 

At St Patrick's Catholic Primary our history curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources. 

  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation. 

  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt. 

  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied. 


Curriculum Implementation 


Our teaching and implementation of the Languages Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, ensuring a well-structured approach to the subject. The MFL curriculum progressively develops language skills throughout KS2.

Detailed long and medium planning is in place, including a skills progression over four stages in the core skills document to ensure engaging curriculum content and systematic revisiting of key concepts and bodies of knowledge to deepen learning. Key vocabulary is taught in all units and each lesson follows the teaching and learning cycle.


Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through songs, rhymes, conversational work, and games. Through a range of activities children link the spelling, sounds and meaning of the words to develop their reading and writing skills.

Below is a link for the outline of our curriculum units /topics in Languages from Year 3 to Year 6. 



Curriculum Impact 

Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following activities:


Observing children speaking and responding in French

Pupil’s written work

Pupil interviews
Staff meetings

Professional dialogue

Annual reports to parents

Learning walks