Horsehead Lane, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.
01246 822324

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To understand and embrace our multi-cultural world.

'With languages, you are at home anywhere.'

Subject Intent

At Bolsover Church of England School, we believe that learning a foreign language is a fundamental part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an insight into other cultures. Through our high quality Languages curriculum (following the National Curriculum), all pupils are challenged to communicate and express their ideas, facts and feelings in another language, both orally and in writing. This will provide the foundations needed for learning further languages and following future work or leisure opportunities in other countries.

Learning a language inspires curiosity and deepens the understanding of the wider world. It should be seen as a life-long skill that opens up exciting avenues into exploring, embracing and respecting different cultures in our local, national and global communities. We aim to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. At Bolsover, we strive to develop pupils' confidence, fluency and love for the subject, with the hope that this provides the skills needed to embrace the wider world. 

From their starting points, we aim for all children to access languages at Bolsover C of E Junior school. This will provide the foundations needed to support the transition into secondary school and beyond.

Subject Co-ordinator

The subject co-ordinator for computing in school is Miss Sophie Spencer, who can be contacted on 01246 822324, or via our school email at Our Languages nominated governor is Mrs Rachel Albanese who can be contacted via the same contacts above.


The National Curriculum Aims

The National Curriculum for Languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language 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 the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.


For further information, check out the National Curriculum programmes of study for languages at Key Stage 2 here


Subject Policies & Guidance

Languages Policy

Languages Curriculum Addendum - due to Remote Home Learning

Marking, Feedback and Presentation Policy



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Subject Overview



Curriculum Document - what do the progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary in languages look like at Bolsover?



Progression of Key Vocabulary