St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith, Love and Learning


“There are many different languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.”  (1 Corinthians 14:10)



  • To use Language Angels scheme of work and resources to offer a relevant, broad and ambitious languages curriculum.
  • Excite pupils using a variety of topics and themes.
  • Encourage high expectations and excellent standards in foreign language learning.
  • Ensure that the foreign language knowledge of pupils progresses within each academic year.
  • To teach four key language learning skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with age-appropriate grammar.
  • Enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning.
  • Develop a bank of reference materials to help children on previous knowledge.
  • For pupils to develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages.
  • Enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them.
  • For children to become life-long language learners.


  • All KS2 children will have access to a high-quality French curriculum using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources.
  • Children will engage in a weekly lesson.
  • Children will use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge.
  • Different levels of challenge will be used to build knowledge at the appropriate level.
  • Children will be taught how to listen and read text and they will have ample opportunities to speak, listen to, read and write the language being taught.
  • Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Knowledge and awareness of required and appropriate grammar concepts will be taught discreetly throughout all units at all levels of challenge.


  • Pupils learning and progression will be assessed at the end of each unit with each skill being assessed twice each academic year.
  • Assessment information will allow targeted teaching for each child.
  • Children will be able to create pieces of spoken and written language.
  • Children will continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their French learning journey.
  • Teachers will have a clear overview of each child’s achievements.



long term progression ~ knowledge