Languages Intent Statement

Languages are for life. At St Peter’s, languages are seen as a unique part of all our pupils’ education as languages are part of the cultural richness of our local community and the wider world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. St Peter at Gowts children learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people through an inspiring, engaging and well sequenced learning experience. It is our intention that all pupils can develop the understanding and communication skills required to speak, read and write in another language in order to pursue possible employment opportunities or simply enjoy leisure and cultural activities anywhere in the world. Our vision is to promote and unlock cultural awareness and develop our young people into global citizens of the 21st century.


Our Languages curriculum is based around the development of our chosen core language – French. We use the Language Angels scheme of work. Through a carefully planned and sequenced series of lessons, as well as an enrichment programme to enhance learning and personal experiences, we ensure that all children have full access to our MFL curriculum.

  • Whilst ‘Language Angels’ is our basis, teachers plan creatively with a heavy focus on both speaking and enjoyment. Children use the pupil workbooks and other wider opportunities to develop their French skills.  This sequential programme encourages all areas of language acquisition, which are considered to be:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

The National Curriculum programmes of study are fully covered by our Languages curriculum.

  • Pupils are assessed in their French skills and knowledge of French on an ongoing basis. Assessment for learning has been embedded within each lesson with constant feedback and reflection opportunities to further the pupils learning and inform teacher’s future planning.
  • Enrichment in this area includes International Schools visits (taking 10 children to Poland in 2019 and 2020), World Hello Day and other international links that help enlighten our pupils, helping to achieve our vision to develop global citizens who love to learn languages!


As a Year 6 polyglot, transitioning to secondary school, we aspire that pupils will be able to speak and write about simple French greetings, numbers, animals/pets and hobbies they participate in. Pupil conversations show will us that as a consequence of our recent developing language provision, our children are freshly inspired and motivated to become bi-lingual or multi-lingual pupils.


PQSM Silver Award 2018 has been awarded to St Peter at Gowts School.
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