Intent, Implementation and Impact of Modern Languages at
St Luke's Catholic Primary School
It is our intent at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Foreign Languages.
We intend to plan and deliver a curriculum that embeds the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their learning of a foreign language in future language learning.
We aim to provide our children with the opportunity to understand their own cultures and those of others.
Our Foreign Language curriculum is designed to allow all children at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School to develop their language skills, as well as a love of learning another language.
French is taught by class teachers or HLTAs in all year groups within the school.
- In EYFS, the children receive one 30 minute French lesson per fortnight.
- In KS1, the children receive one 45 minute French lesson per fortnight.
- In KS2, the children receive one 35 minute French lesson per week.
In EYFS and KS1, the focus of Foreign Language lessons is on rhymes, songs and books.
KS2 mainly use the Salut! scheme of work, but staff are actively encouraged to use a variety of other resources to ensure coverage and progression across school.
Throughout all year groups, we take into consideration the different learning styles of our children and therefore all lessons are adapted to meet the needs of our children and ensure they learn through active participation.
Annually, we take part in at least one day where the learning of another language is celebrated, for example ‘French Friday’.
- Children are encouraged to understand the relevance and importance of language learning and how it relates to everyday life and travel.
- Children will know more and remember more about French.
- Children will have acquired the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing that are necessary to enable them to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts.
- The teaching of French at St Luke’s lays the foundations for future language learning.
The majority of children will leave St Luke’s at the end of KS2 with a deeper understanding and knowledge of French in preparation for KS3.
Every child at St Luke's has a Duolingo account, where they can learn a variety of languages and practise the skills taught during their French lessons.
Friday 25th September: Celebration for European Day of Languages
Wednesday 14th July: Bastille Day 2021 / French National Day