As a values-led school, our curriculum is underpinned by promoting inclusion, happiness and raising aspirations. It is through these values that we develop the whole child. We believe that the skills we equip our children with will enable them to go into the world as curious, independent thinkers who are able to appraise and consider any views they are exposed to. 

Languages Subject Intent 

It is our intent that children will learn a foreign language (French) from the start of Key Stage 2, with the aim of fostering their curiosity and deepening their understanding of the world. 

Key features of our Languages curriculum:  

  • Every unit begins with basic vocabulary around the theme
  • Introduction to French through song and stories from EYFS – Y2
  • Formal teaching of French from Y3 – Y6
  • In-school visitors and educational visits that offer memorable experiences.
  • French brought to life: opportunities to role-play and use the language of another culture. 

We follow the Language Angels Syllabus. The planning related to this syllabus enables us to ensure that each aspect of the Languages curriculum is covered in depth. There is a clear focus on speaking and listening and respect for other cultures. Children are given regular opportunities to practice reading, writing and speaking French in class.

Organisation of teaching and learning  

  • Early Years and KS1 – Learning through songs and stories in appropriate context
  • KS2 – 1 x 35 minute lesson each week



We plan from the syllabus, but we plan for our children.

  • Long term plans outline the units to be covered in each term, during each Key Stage.
  • Lesson plans provided by Language Angels identify learning objectives and outcomes for each unit, as well as indicating the skills being taught. Teachers can amend the LTP to ensure learning is maximised.
  • Teaching reinforces key vocabulary relating to the topic as well as recapping vocabulary that children have learnt in previous years. 



Languages are evidenced in the Shared Drive in the form of recordings and pictures at the beginning and end of each half term. These follow a structure which indicate:

  • What do the children already know?
  • What new vocabulary have they learned which they can apply?
  • How has pronunciation and confidence improved over the half term?



  • Lesson resources are accessed through Language Angels. 
  • French is a talk-rich subject; teachers encourage opportunities to use and apply language knowledge on a daily basis.
  • Children are given the opportunity to develop the confidence to converse in an alternative language. 


Monitoring Procedures 

Quality of teaching and learning of Languages at Crossley Hall Primary School is monitored by:

  • Staff feedback on the learning resource (half-termly through google form).
  • Pupil Voice Survey (half-termly).
  • Lesson observations take place in all classes throughout the year. 

The subject leader is responsible for monitoring attainment and progress, the outcomes of which are fed back to staff at an appropriate time.

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