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Denbury Primary

Primary School



It is our intent at Denbury Primary School to provide all of our Key Stage 2 children with a high-quality education in Modern Languages (ML), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Previously, KS2 children have been learning Spanish. In 2022-23 they will have the opportunity to learn French and will leave their primary education with a unique KS2 qualification in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) accredited by NCFE, an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators (Ofqual) for England and Wales. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to listen to and speak in French with others and understand the importance of other languages and cultures in their future.


Our ML curriculum is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language. It progressively develops language skills, through regularly taught lessons. This allows the children to acquire new language then use and apply it in a range of different scenarios and topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work and will be informally assessed in each skill throughout the year.

The children are taught by our language specialist teacher throughout Key Stage 2. The focus is very much on practical communication. They are taught through a set of three progressive knowledge organisers that build up children’s French vocabulary. As they build their range of vocabulary, they also learn various way to use this in constructing sentences and verbal exchanges.


Our ML curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the National Curriculum, as well as a love of languages and an appreciation and understanding of other cultures. By the end of KS2 children will have developed competence in:

· listening and responding to spoken language, exploring language patterns and sounds, linking the spelling, sound and meaning of words

· engaging in conversations; asking and answering questions, expressing opinions and seeking clarification

· speaking in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures, developing accurate pronunciation and intonation

· presenting ideas and information orally to a range of audiences

· reading and showing understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

They will also learn to:

· appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

· broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words, use a dictionary

· write phrases from memory, describe people, places, things and actions and understand basic grammar and how to apply it