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Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Intent


Our chosen Modern Foreign Language at Lockerley Primary School is French. Our curriculum encompasses the following aims to meet the needs of our children and the Modern Foreign Languages curriculum is a vehicle to bring these aims to life within Key Stage 2:


Aims of our curriculum

ACTIVE - Provide richness and depth to inspirational learning in school

Concrete resources from Rising Stars EuroStars, as well as immersive experience afternoons, provide a wide breadth of learning opportunities, as well as developing memory, vocabulary and listening skills.

EXPERIENCES - Provide a breadth of opportunity out of school whilst rooting children in their immediate and local environment

As a school we provide a breadth of opportunity to explore different cultures and experiences such as community lunches where we invite local people in to speak to children. Pupils experience visitors from different cultures and walks of life regularly, and these opportunities compliment and build on those from within the school setting.

DIVERSITY - Build cultural awareness & knowledge to encourage children to be outward looking and forward thinking

Teaching across Key Stage 2 provides opportunities for children to build on their awareness of our English culture, and how that is both similar and different to the French culture. Upper Key Stage 2 children will consider the differences between different English and French speaking cultures.

PURPOSE - We believe learning should matter

Making meaningful learning is central to our teaching. Learning journeys are made clear to the children with an outcome we are working towards and the step

Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Implementation


French is taught all year, and is allocated an hour per week. Teachers plan from using Rising Stars EuroStars. Each class has a long term plan which outlines the learning journeys to be covered referring to the units supplied by Rising Stars EuroStars. Each class will have a different French theme each half term. These themes will incorporate learning skills such as listening and responding to spoken language examples; exploring patterns and sounds of language; linking spelling with sounds, and identifying meanings of words; and developing accurate pronunciation and intonation when using familiar words and phrases.

By presenting our learning in this way, and allowing children the opportunity to deepen their understanding by focusing on French each week, children have opportunities to learn and develop key language skills.


Within a French lesson the teacher will often use split inputs and peel away groups. Planning is flexible to the learners needs and can continue over more than 1 lesson. There will be a key task which has variations of this task to support, scaffold and to deepen learning. Children are encouraged to self-assess and reflect on their own practice.



Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Impact

Assessments are made by the teachers continuously and used to plan subsequent lessons. Live marking within lessons drives immediate feedback and adaptations to learning. If feedback is given after the lesson, children are expected to respond to the marking during the following session.