Oakhill Primary School

Growing and Succeeding Together



MFL Curriculum Intent

We aim that by the time pupils leave the federation of Hanbury’s Farm and Oakhill Primary they will be confident to speak in basic French for a range of situations as well as being able to listen and respond in French.

Our intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating.  Learning French will also offer pupils the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences.  The aim is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners. We use the Kapow scheme of work and resources to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes.


  • Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages, through weekly taught lessons in KS2.
  • Teachers deliver MFL lesson supported by planning by the Kapow Scheme. 
  • Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics and themes.
  • Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games.
  • As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through a range of tailored activities to ensure that all children can access the MFL curriculum that is outlined in the National Curriculum.
  • Units are progressive within themselves as subsequent lessons within a unit build on the language and knowledge taught in previous lessons.  As pupils progress through the lessons in a unit they will build their knowledge and develop the complexity of the language they use.


The learning of French has only just begun within the federation and so will take time to embed. Through the use of planning supported by the Kapow scheme we aim to ensure that eventually children are accessing work at age related expectations. They will be able to recognise and apply key vocabulary within conversations and will be challenged in a range of speaking and listening, reading and writing activities.

Pupils will continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language journey through the primary phase.