At the Trent Rylands Federation, we value Languages as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum and the way it provides an opening, acceptance and curiosity of other countries and cultures.

Our Languages curriculum provides the children with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the world and different cultures within. The delivery of Languages engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to express their ideas and thoughts in a different language and their understanding of written and spoken words as well as enabling them to hold a short conversation.

Languages at the Trent Rylands Federation will lay a foundation for future teaching of Languages in Key Stage 3.


Languages teaching at Beeston Rylands Junior School is stimulating, engaging and fun. The content of the National Curriculum is taught over a two-year cycle. Pupils across the whole school will be exposed to a variety of topics and will develop a good understanding of the written and spoken word. Progression has been identified by ensuring that children build on prior knowledge so that they are enabled to expand their understanding and skills in languages.

Starting in September 2022, each year group will have Languages (German) for an 8 week block every term. Throughout their time at Beeston Rylands Junior School, children will have deepened their understanding and enjoyment of the language and its culture. The focus in lower school will be on listening, responding and being able to hold simple conversations and in upper school, children’s’ understanding will be extended to writing sentences and being able to describe using more detail.

Knowledge Progression And Vocabulary In German

What our parents say:

"The children develop a strong bond with their teachers, and there is good evidence of the vision of the headteacher." "The opportunities provided for the children are excellent." "The headteacher goes the extra mile to make sure that parents feel involved, supported and satisfied with their children's experience of school." "We are delighted with the excellent standard of teaching." "Abigail really enjoys going to school and has made really good progress."
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