The message that you found (which you mention on another thread) dates from 2005. Prior to that there was a KS2 MFL SOW of 12 units intended to be delivered to just year 6, I think. (Or maybe years 5 and 6). Then a few years ago they came up with new schemes of work for KS2 which were intended to be taught across years 3 to 6 (ie. the whole of KS2). The intention was that all primary schools should teach MFL at KS2 - I think they had until 2011 to get this teaching in place. The plan was for this to become statutory, but the last govt ran out of time to get it through parliament, and the new Con-Dem govt hasn't really said anything about it, apart from that schools should "carry on" with what they were doing. Meanwhile lots of primary MFL funding has disappeared, along with primary MFL advisors etc. I'm sure others on here can tell you a lot more about the current situation. But my understanding is that you aren't expected to adopt the schemes of work (any more) - it's up to you.