Foreign languages are statutory at Key Stage 2
Teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language
The specific curriculum requirements are set out in the KS2 languages programmes of study. Page 2 of this document explains that teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language, and should "lay the foundations" for foreign language learning at KS3.
On pages 2-3, it says that KS2 pupils should be taught to:
Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, express opinions and respond to those of others, and seek clarification and help
Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
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, expressing their ideas clearly
Describe people, places, things and actions in speech and in writing
At Lunsford Primary School we teach French using a scheme called ‘Tout le Monde‘ which enables all key stage 2 pupils to access the above requirements through interactive stories, songs and games. Children receive on average 30-40 minutes of French teaching each week by the class teacher or French co-ordinator, depending on year group. There are built-in pupil self assessment sheets within the different modules of ‘Tout le Monde’ and we are soon to trial a simple summative teacher assessment programme.