Modern Foreign Languages

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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

At Sowe Valley primary school, the core language children learn at KS2 is French. Our aim is that all learners develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world. At Sowe Valley, we aim to ensure that all children can interpret, create and exchange meaning in French, giving them a solid foundation and a love of learning languages, ready for KS3 and beyond. We aim for our children to speak with increasing confidence and fluency through discussions and asking questions so that they are continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation. We aim for the children to recognise the different use of grammar and write at varying lengths for different purposes, appropriate to their year group.


  • Every child will write and post a letter to a French pen pal.
  • Every child will take part in food tasting experiences.
  • Every child will have the opportunity to take part in a Modern Foreign languages club.
  • Every child will take part in a debate in their class or wider school community.
  • Every child will have the chance to showcase their developing skills performing to an audience.
  • Every child will have the opportunity speak and makes links to animals in French/farm visit.