Welcome to Easterside Academy!


Bienvenue à Easterside Academy

Willkommen bei der Easterside Academy

Bine ați venit la Easterside Academy

Hûn bi xêr hatin Akademiya Easterside

Witamy w Easterside Academy

Benvenuto in Easterside Academy

مرحبا بكم في أكاديمية ايسترسايد
ایسٹرسائڈ اکیڈمی میں خوش آمدید


At Easterside Academy we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Deepen their understanding of the world.
  • A strong awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language.
  • Speak with increasing confidence, communicating what they want to say and improving their accuracy and punctuation.
  • Can write at varying lengths for different purposes.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of the languages studied.

The learning is based on four key concepts:

Read fluently

This concept involves recognising key vocabulary and phrases.


Write imaginatively

This concept involves using key vocabulary and phrases to write ideas.


Speak confidently

This concept involves using key vocabulary and phrases to verbally communicate ideas.


Understand the culture of the countries in which the language is spoken

This concept involves the background knowledge and cultural capital needed to infer meaning from interactions.



At Easterside Academy we have a particular focus on learning the French language although we do engage in learning around other countries, culture and languages through termly ‘Cultural Days’ in each team. These opportunities are deliberately and carefully mapped out across the whole school in our long term plan.

Opportunities for specific French and MFL teaching in KS2 include:

  • National European Day of Languages (Autumn Term)
  • French Specific Weeks
  • Cultural Days - One per term are mapped out for each team.

Children are taught to explore language through songs, rhymes, poems and stories, speak in sentences and engage in conversations. They will be able to present ideas and express their opinions, writing phrases from memory.