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Holly Grove Primary Academy

Modern Languages

What is Modern Foreign Languages?

At Holly Grove Primary School we teach Modern Foreign Languages to all our Key Stage 2 children in a fun and interactive way as part of an outstanding learning experience. In Key Stage 2, we teach French from Year 3 all the way through to Year 6 which provides the children with greater progression in the language. 

We believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. They develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future learning of languages. Pupils develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between a foreign language and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world around us. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects. At Holly Grove, children will acquire some knowledge and understanding of the different languages and cultures in the world today.

What our children say about MFL at Holly Grove:


To develop the teaching and learning of French in Key Stage 2, preparing children for future opportunities in French speaking countries. 

MFL Intent


The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of MFL lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.

What you can expect to see in a unit of work

What you can expect to see in a lesson

Our Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to MFL we have created a Key Stage 2 progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations, this draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way. 

Knowledge and Skills Grid 23 24.pdf

MFL Long Term Plan

Key Vocabulary

Further Information

National Curriculum MFL.pdf

French KS2 Scheme of Work