Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages


All pupils at Silverdale Primary have the right to a rich and deep learning experience that includes the learning of the basics of an additional language.

A country’s language is one of the most important elements of a country’s culture.

Through the study of Languages, we aim to:

  • prepare all of our pupils for a future participating in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English.
  • provides liberation from insularity and provides an opening to learning about, and learning from, other cultures.
  • explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences.
  • Inspire and enable pupils to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.

Through the use of the Language Angels scheme of work and resources, pupils at Silverdale Primary Academy access  a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that uses a wide variety of topics and themes to both inspire and excite.


All classes across KS2 will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes - building blocks of language into more complex, fluent and authentic language.

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.

Children will be taught how to listen and read longer pieces of text gradually in the foreign language and they will have ample opportunities to speak, listen to, read and write the language being taught with and without scaffolds, frames and varying levels of support.

Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to revisit, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Grammar is integrated and taught discreetly throughout all appropriate units.

Grammar rules and patterns will be taught by level of challenge:

  • We start with nouns and articles and 1st person singular of high frequency verbs in Early Learning
  • We move on to the use of the possessive, the concept of adjectives, use of the negative form, conjunctions/connectives and introduce the concept of whole regular verb conjugation in Intermediate
  • We end with opinions and introduce the concept of whole high frequency irregular verb conjugation in Progressive

Units are progressive within themselves as subsequent lessons within a unit build on the language and knowledge taught in previous lessons. As pupils progress though the lessons in a unit they will build their knowledge and develop the complexity of the language they use.


Pupil learning and progression will be assessed at regular intervals, especially as pupils will have an opportunity to revisit previously taught learning. Teachers will aim to assess each language skill (speaking, listening, reading and writing) twice throughout each scholastic year to be able to provide reference points against which learning and progression in each skill can be demonstrated.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through: 

  • Pupil discussions about their learning.
  • Monitoring and reflection against subject-specific skills defined in each year of study.
  • Children applying their knowledge of language to other areas of the curriculum.
  • Children applying their cultural understanding and tolerance across society and cultures.

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