Using the KS2 Framework
The Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages sets out the rationale
for language learning in primary schools and defines the skills,
knowledge and understanding that children should develop as they
begin their language learning apprenticeship.
The Framework is based on sound principles of primary pedagogy.
It sets out learning objectives across five strands, Oracy,
Literacy, Intercultural Understanding, Knowledge about Language and
Language Learning Strategies. It is inclusive and for all children.
It recognises that language is central to the development of
individual identity and that education in language and culture
plays a vital part in shaping the future of our world
Oracy includes listening and spoken interaction. Giving children
plenty of opportunities to train the ear and accustom themselves to
new and familiar sounds in the language they are learning is very
important and provides a strong foundation for future progress.
Children respond to sound patterns through songs, rhymes and
stories. They recognise words and phrases and gradually engage in