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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. Our Modern Foreign Languages focus in French and we teach French throughout KS2.  
Detailed long and medium planning is in place, including a skills progression 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 recapped year on year to ensure that it is understood.  

Below is an outline of our curriculum units /topics in Languages from Year 3 to Year 6. 

Year 3 

  • Getting to know you  

  • All about me 

  • Food glorious food 

  • Family and Friends  

  • Our School 

Year 4 

  • All around town 

  • On the move 

  • Where in the world? 

  • What’s the time? 

  • Holidays and hobbies 

Year 5  

  • Getting to know you 

  • All about ourselves 

  • That’s tasty  

  • Family and Friends 

  • School life  

Year 6  

  • Let’s visit a French town 

  • Let’s go shopping 

  • This is France.  


Curriculum Impact 

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

Book looks,   

Pupil interviews 
Staff meetings  

Professional dialogue  

Annual reports to parents 

Learning walks 

Analysis of assessment data.