St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School


Foreign Language

‘There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning…’ Corinthians 14:10


The intent of our foreign languages curriculum is to provide a valuable and enjoyable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. Through the teaching of French, our pupils develop their communication and literacy skills, laying the foundation for future language learning. They develop oracy and linguistic competence, they extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between French and English.

At St Joseph's, we believe that learning another language raises awareness of the multi-lingual and multi-cultural world, in which we live. It strengthens the international dimension in pupils’ learning, giving them insight into their own culture and that of others.

The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of the knowledge, skills and understanding that is developed in other subjects.

Working with parents, we intend that our pupils leave St. Joseph’s with the knowledge and skills which will promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

We aim to ensure that our children learn to celebrate the diversity of other languages, cultures and faiths that make up our modern world.

Most importantly, we want our children to know that they have the whole world at their feet; they can travel, explore and learn to communicate wherever their aspirations may carry them...


KS2 MFL Curriculum Map and Progression

Foreign Languages Policy


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St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Cedar Road
Tel: 01257 265998
Fax: 01257 233107