Milton Primary Academy, Leek Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7AF
Part of Windsor Academy Trust


Subject Leader: Miss C Durber

Subject Vision

At Milton Primary Academy, we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop their ability to communicate, including the key competencies of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for the children, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.


At Milton Primary Academy, we aim to provide a language curriculum that is creative, inclusive, challenging and inspired by the real-world. It inspires future thinkers, innovators and problem solvers in an immersive environment that stimulates curiosity and supports high-quality learning, allowing each and every learner to fulfil their potential. 

We follow the Salut! programme of study devised by CGP, which fully meets the requirements of the Key Stage 2 Languages Programme of Study from the National Curriculum.  It is enriched through the use of high-quality resources, programmes and software. 

Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written languages from a variety of authentic sources;
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation;
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using a variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt;
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


During the teaching of each curriculum objective, teachers formatively assess children’s knowledge and application of new language;  this helps them to monitor and plan for progression. In lessons, children are given verbal feedback to inform them of their progress and this provides an opportunity for teachers to address any misconceptions or errors that children may encounter.

At the end of each unit of learning, teachers also make a summative judgement relating to the children’s knowledge and understanding of the content taught, in line with the objectives set out in the National Curriculum. This information is recorded online, allowing leaders to track and monitor the progress and attainment of individuals as they make their way through the school.