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At Moseley Church of England Primary School we deliver a French curriculum to all children in Key Stage 2. 

In our school we have a love for languages and the teaching of French at Key Stage 2 is an important part of our wider curriculum offer.  We believe that the learning of an additional language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils.  We aim for our children to see themselves as global citizens and to know that learning languages enables them to communicate with other people on a global scale.  Learning a foreign language helps our children to develop communication skills, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children an additional perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.  

Through the Kapow French scheme, children at Moseley CE Primary School are given opportunities to communicate for practical purposes around familiar subjects and routines. The scheme provides balanced opportunities for communication in both spoken and written French, although in Year 3 the focus is on developing oral skills, before incorporating written French in Year 4 and beyond. Children are also taught about aspects of culture and current affairs relevant to French speakers across the world. 

The schools approach to teaching an additional language ensures that all year groups cover all aspects of the Languages programme of study as set out in the National Curriculum document. 

By the end of Key Stage 2, we aim for every child to have the confidence to: engage in purposeful dialogue in practical situations; make attempts at reading unfamiliar words and phrases; speak and read aloud with accurate pronunciation. 

Scheme of work

Why have we chosen Kapow French?

·         The Kapow scheme follows the spiral curriculum model where previous skills and knowledge are returned to and built upon

·         Each unit of lessons focuses on the key subject knowledge needed to deliver the curriculum, making links with prior learning and identifying possible misconceptions

·         The scheme focuses on ‘language detective skills’ and the development of an understanding of French grammar and key vocabulary.

·         The three knowledge strands of phonics, vocabulary and grammar run through every unit of work, and are then applied to the skills of language comprehension and  production.

·         Over the course of the scheme, children are given many opportunities to communicate for practical purposes around familiar subjects and routines. This creates meaningful cross-curricular links that have a positive impact on learning.

·         Pronunciation is emphasised early on and embedded throughout the scheme. Teachers are provided with CPD and sound files, which ensure every child receives high quality delivery.


·         French is delivered weekly in KS2 and is taught every half term (except the half term when the class attends swimming)

·         Knowledge organisers for each unit support pupils in building a foundation of factual knowledge by encouraging recall of key facts, concepts and vocabulary- these are shared with parents at the start of each unit of learning

·         Hard, harder, hardest tasks are used to ensure all children are challenged and enabled to demonstrate their full understanding   

·         Differentiation is flexible and not aligned to core subjects.  Children are encouraged to choose their own level of challenge.

·         All children are included in French lessons, with Widget symbols and a focus on verbal/aural skills used as appropriate to ensure everyone can access the lessons


·         Children complete a pre and post assessment task, teachers use this to pitch learning tasks and assess new learning at the end of each unit

·         Assessment for learning takes place in each lesson, enabling teachers to have high subject-specific expectations of all children

·         End of unit summative assessments are made by teachers, identifying those children who exceeded/did not meet expectations

Learning environment

·         Key vocabulary is displayed in the classroom

·         Children’s work is celebrated through displays


·         All children will be involved in European Day of Languages (September 24th)


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Our Values


Our Values

We are guided and strengthened by our distinctively Christian values of Hope, Courage, Love, Thankfulness, Trust and Forgiveness. These values were chosen by our school community by reflecting deeply on the meaning of 6 key stories from the Bible. These values are nurtured and lived by all in our school community as we continue to learn and grow together.

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Moseley Church of England Primary School
Oxford Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EH

Who We Are

Headteacher | Ms K Young
SENDCO | Mrs G Amion (sendco@moseleyce.bham.sch.uk)