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Look at our fabulous French work in KS2

KS2 French Overview

Arboretum Yearly Overview (2014 Curriculum)

Arboretum Yearly Overview (2014 Curriculum)



Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

There are over thirty languages that are spoken at Arboretum Primary School. We know that by sharing and celebrating these diverse languages, children (regardless of their cultural background) will never feel isolated; in fact, they will feel part of a wider school community where there is an opening to many other cultures around them, deepening world understanding.

We teach French at Arboretum Primary and this Languages teaching and learning fosters further curiosity of Languages and provides children with a solid foundation for studying further Languages at KS3. 




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.




Languages objectives and outcomes, like all subjects, form part of meaningful and relevant learning journeys. Teaching the statutory knowledge, skills and understanding of Languages results in Arboretum children being equipped with:




of vocabulary

of pronunciation and intonation

of grammatical structures

of stories, songs, poems and rhyme


Expression of ideas and thoughts

Communication – speaking and listening

Working with others to gain insight and give/receive feedback

Improving own learning – acting upon advice and feedback Application 



Understanding of French leading to responses in speech and writing 

Or click on Curriculum By Year Group Page to see information on all subjects: