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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 at least 45 minutes. Planning predominantly draws upon resources from Rigolo and Language Angels. Children have a Primary Languages folder which contains vocabulary lists, grammar and written work.


Long-Term Planning & Progression

Priorities for Primary Languages at Norton CEVCP 2022-23


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

This year, the three areas of focus for Primary are:

  • To organise a whole-school language share day;
  • To embed the use of Insight to assess objectives and reflect this in the children's Language Portfolio;
  • To use Language Angels across Key Stage 2 to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar awareness in French.