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Primary Languages


At Norton Primary School, our aim in Primary Languages is for children to become Global Citizens. We want to inspire children to learn about cultures outside of their own and deepen their understanding of the world. Children's love for learning new languages grows as they see links between their own language and others. Teaching of Primary Languages happens not only in a discrete lesson but there are opportunities to read and speak different languages throughout the day, for example when answering the register. This lays the foundation for further language learning in Key Stage 3.



Primary Languages begins by learning the basics of language including core vocabulary and grammar. From Year 3 onwards, each class have a timetabled French lesson of 30 minutes. Planning draws upon resources from Language Angels. Children have a Primary Languages folder which contains song words, vocabulary lists, grammar and written work.


Long-Term Planning & Progression

Whole-School Languages afternoon


In May 2023, all classes enjoyed a carousel of activities celebrating and experiencing bits of French culture. The children played boules, named colours, played lotto, gave beebots directions through a French town, painted the tricolore flag in the pointillist style of Georges Seurat and went to a French café to taste cheese and bread. Très bien, everyone! 

Priorities for Primary Languages at Norton CEVCP 2023-24


Each year, subject leaders identify priorities for the development of provision in their subjects.

This year, the two areas of focus for Primary Languages are:

  • To embed the use of Language Angels across Key Stage 2 to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar awareness in French
  • To explore links with a school in Muids, France.