The Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages is a vital document in the delivery of primary languages. It is designed to support teachers in building their own schemes of work and is to be seen as ‘a support, not a constraint; a climbing frame, not a cage’.
Indeed, Ofsted’s three yearly report on languages, published in January, confirmed the critical role of the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages in schools which are judged as outstanding.
The Framework consists of three core strands: Oracy, Literacy and Intercultural Understanding as well as two cross- cutting strands, Knowledge about Language (KAL) and Language Learning Strategies (LLS).
Each section for the four years at Key Stage 2 includes: the expectations and outcomes for the year; the objectives at a glance; the objectives linked to learning opportunities, KAL and LLS followed by teaching activities for all the objectives.
At the back of the Framework there is advice, including how to get started and supporting the primary entitlement at secondary school.
A really important document for primary teachers of languages!