Aims and Objectives

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and 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

Learning objectives are based on the progressive strands of teaching and learning as set out in the Languages Key Stage 2 Programme of Study (2013)

Pupils are taught to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the  spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • Present ideas and information or ally to a range of audiences
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English


Children are assessed in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading,Writing.

Teachers assess children’s work through formative feedback as they observe them working during lessons. They assess the progress made by children against the learning objectives for the lesson. The children are encouraged to assess themselves and each other in order to improve their performance and level of skill. These assessments are recorded and reported to parents as part of the progress discussion at consultation evenings and in annual reports. In addition, this information is given to the next teacher at the end of each year to inform future planning.

Sutton Oak C.E Primary School Languages Programme of Study


Year Group

Unit summary

Language focus



Greeting and feelings


Name and age


Counting 1-20








Classroom commands






Animals and pets


Parts of the body



Date – day, month, seasons


Counting 20-100


Spanish alphabet




Personal descriptions


Food – likes and dislikes









Sports and past times – likes and dislikes


Homes and rooms


Classroom objects




Daily routine



Healthy eating


Places – similarities and differences




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Goodban Street, Sutton,
St Helens, WA9 3QD

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