Languages at Westminster

Lead: Mrs Michele Jackson


At Westminster Primary Academy, we believe that through learning a language, children can learn more about their own language, lifestyle and culture.  At the moment, French is being taught across Key Stage 2.  Through languages, children explore culture in the country as well as traditions and language.  This encourages children to be more aware of others and have a good social and cultural experience in school.  At Westminster, language is taught through creative lessons for at least forty minutes per week.  Children take part in lots of speaking and listening activities to build their vocabulary in french and to excite interest.  Lessons are extremely active and all students in Key Stage two are able to participate through the inclusion of a variety of group work and pair work as well as games and team competitions.


Children are assessed on a termly basis where they are quizzed on speaking and listening, reading, spelling and writing. 


We have relaunched our languages curriculum this year using Language Angels as a base curriculum. In order to introduce this across school we have made the decision that all KS2 year groups are learning the same units, this can be worked at a faster pace in higher year groups with more focus on the written aspect. As the scheme goes through the school next year this will change.


Latin will be integrated through the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar sessions for KS2. This will enhance their awareness of root words


KS2 Languages Progression Plan