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

A new start

  • Getting to know you
  • Numbers
  • Colours


Calendar and celebrations

  • Commands, colours, numbers
  • Bonfire night colours
  • Calendar time
  • Christmas starry night


Animals I like and don’t like

  • Epiphany celbrations
  • Animals around us


Carnival colours, playground games

  • Carnival and playground games
  • Easter celebrations


Breakfast, fruit nouns and a hungry giant

  • A hungry giant story


Going on a picnic

  • Where does the gingerbread man live?
  • Going on a picnic (story)

Welcome to our school – super learners

  • Welcome to our school


My local area, your local area

  • Robots, commands, actions
  • Shops, signs, directions
  • Let’s sparkle Xmas poem


Family tree and faces

  • Epiphany time again
  • Meet the alien family


Celebrating carnival/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 (story and rhyme) plus dragons and unicorns –fantastical animal descriptions


Summer time

  • Weather plus Enormous Turnip performance story
  • Ice creams and simple ice cream roleplay

My school, my subjects

  • Talking all about us
  • School subjects, my opinions
  • Back to school with the aliens animated story – creative reading and writing
  • Witch’s Day at school- talk and write story


Time in the city

  • In the city
  • Christmas shopping (roleplay)


Healthy eating and going to the market

  • Happy New Year
  • Pantomime and verb to be
  • Going to the market
  • Healthy recipe
  • Jack and the Beanstalk – read/write/perform story


Carnival clowns and clothes

  • Carnival clowns and clothes
  • Fancy dress clothes
  • Pirate’s Lost Treasure story
  • Fancy dress fashion show


Out of the world

  • Traveller’s survival guide
  • Fly me to the moon story and simple descriptions of planets
  • Intergalactic dialogues/ characters and designing own planets


Going to the seaside

  • Going to the seaside

Everyday life

  • Revisiting me
  • Time
  • Daily life of a super hero


Spooky house/space house

  • My house, your house(haunted house story)
  • Outer space house  
  • Hopes and aspirations
  • Paddington’s Xmas sandwiches menus


Playing and enjoying sport

  • Happy New Year forfeit game
  • Investigating sports


This is me, hobbies and fun

  • All the fun of the fair
  • Favourites (independent presentation)


Café culture ,restaurants

  • Café culture (performance)
  • Eating out (role play)


Performance Time

  • Class performances (independent performances and presentations)
  • Creating class newspaper sheets
  • Year 6 presentations



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