We believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.

It helps them to develop key communication skills including speaking and listening, and extends their knowledge of how language works.

Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others and enables them to participate in a global world more effectively.



Each school has a rolling curriculum plan in line with the National Curriculum expectations for Key Stage 2 children.

Loxley CE Community Primary School and Wilmcote CE Primary School teach French; Snitterfield Primary School teach Spanish. Content is based around themes and topics planned around real books in the target language. Activities chosen by teachers will cover the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Learning activities will use a range of strategies and approaches for learning.

Loxley and Wilmcote use a skills-based scheme of work from Kapow. Snitterfield have not purchased any schemes for the teaching of languages and are developing their resource banks using online and published resources.

There is time built into the curriculum plan for developing pupils’ cultural capital through incorporating learning about the country’s festivals and customs.


In line with the National Curriculum 2014 we aim to ensure that all Key Stage 2 children:

Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.

Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are 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.



Assessment criteria is being developed in line with national curriculum aims which will enable teachers to assess the progress of children in their language learning as they move through Key Stage 2, ensuring that children are supported and challenged as appropriate. 

Attainment and progress are reported on for each Key Stage 2 child in the end of year annual report.