We intend to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning.

The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas. In addition, the children will be taught how to look up and research language they are unsure of and they will have a bank of reference materials to help them with their spoken and written tasks going forward. This bank of reference materials will develop into a reference library to help pupils recall and build on previous knowledge throughout their primary school language learning journey


We intend to help children to develop a love of learning new languages as they progress though the school. We believe that learning French provides a valuable, educational, social and cultural experience for all of our pupils. It will help children to develop their communication skills as well as give them a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own traditions and those of others, helping them to find their own place in the world. We hope they becoming life-long language learners.


We hope that when children leave Christ Church Primary School, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society, it is a valuable skill and a joy to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.  They will be enthusiastic and well prepared to continue language learning at secondary school.