At Chestnuts, our modern foreign language curriculum, using ‘German with Felix und Franzi’ developed by the Goethe Institute in London, is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages through regular taught lessons.  

Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary which is organised around topics. German is taught throughout Key Stage 2, ensuring that the children have the building blocks needed to be successful learners in secondary school and beyond. 

The German curriculum allows for constant repetition of vocabulary and phrases which are taught in 30-minute sessions each week. Learning takes place through a range of active, verbal lessons with a smaller focus on the written word. Children will be encouraged to engage in games, songs and activities to embed their learning. The majority of learners will be taught by a specialist language teacher from Lord Grey School. 

Through modern foreign languages at Chestnuts, we aim to: 

  • Develop the children’s understanding of other cultures. 
  • Develop children who are keen to acquire new vocabulary. 
  • Promote a curiosity about the world around us. 
  • Raise awareness of our multilingual and multicultural world. 
  • Develop the children’s understanding of the world in which they live and their part in it.