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Michael Drayton Junior School

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Modern Foreign Languages

At school we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills, including key skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed and extended. Lessons will enable pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The linguistic skills gained will assist and lay foundations for further language learning. It will provide pupils with the confidence and independence to explore and be able to attempt manipulation of the structure of language. Learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.


 The national curriculum for languages 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.


Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Getting started





The calendar and celebrations


Classroom commands




Animals I like and don’t like

Epiphany celebrations

Animals around us


Carnival and playground games

Carnival and playground games

Easter celebrations


Breakfast, fruit nouns and a hungry giant

The Hungry Giant


Going on a picnic

Map explorers

Gingerbread men

Going on a picnic

Welcome to School

Welcome to school, super learners


My local area, your local area

Firework poem

Classroom commands

Places in town

Christmas shopping


Family tree and faces

Epiphany time again

Meet the alien family


Celebrating carnival and body parts

Carnival of animals

Body parts and aliens

Alien family “Easter egg hunt”


Feeling unwell/ Jungle animals

I don’t feel well

Walking through the jungle 


Summer time


Ice creams 

Talking about us and school subjects

Talking all about us

School subjects


Time in the city

In the city


Festive jumpers


Healthy eating and going to the market

Healthy eating

Going to the market

Healthy recipe


Clothes, colours and fashions show

Carnival clowns and clothes


Out of this world

Out of this world


Going to the seaside

Going to the seaside

Everyday life

Revisiting me

Telling the time

Daily life of a super hero


Homes and houses

Homes and houses

Elf on the shelf


Playing and enjoying sport

Happy new year

Investigating sports


This is me, hobbies and fun

All the fun of the fair



Café culture and restaurants

Café culture

Eating out


Performance Time

Tour de France

Class performances

Year 6 presentations

Create a class newspaper



The Woodlands, Hartshill, Nuneaton,
Warwickshire, CV10 0SZ

Tel: 02476392272