The (Department for Children Schools and Families)
DCSF non-statutory guidelines for teaching primary languages. The
Framework provides comprehensive guidance and advice for teachers
and leaders who will plan and deliver the Key Stage 2 entitlement
to language learning.
The Framework has three parts: Parts 1 and 2, published
October 2005, and Part 3, published April 2007. All three are
available to download below:
Part 1 -
Learning objectives (click to download)
Learning objectives that show progression over the four years of
Key Stage 2, two 'cross-cutting' strands showing how
relate to these
objectives, and some sample teaching activities.
Part 2 -
Guidance on implementation (click to
Guidance for different audiences, including schools that are new
to teaching languages and those building on current
Part 3 -
Planning (click to download)
Detailed guidance on whole-school planning, and provides
planning tools and detailed explanations of how to embed language
learning through cross-curricular links.
More information on the KS2 Framework for Languages can be found
on the DCSF
National Strategies website.
Hard copies of the whole Framework can be ordered from
DCSF Publications (quote reference: 00171-2007DOM-EN).
Useful guidance - aligning with the
Framework for Literacy
Developing language in the primary school: Literacy and primary
(DCSF, June 2009)
Guidance on making links
between primary languages and literacy. Intended for Primary
literacy and language advisers and consultants, a key focus
is examining how the objectives in the Primary Framework
for Literacy align with those in the KS2 Framework for