Languages

Intent - KS2

We believe that teaching languages promotes the early development of a child’s linguistic competence. Learning to speak another language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop their ability to communicate, including key skills of speaking and listening, and extends their knowledge of how language works. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. The natural links between Languages and other areas of the curriculum can enrich the overall teaching and learning experience.

At Moggerhanger Primary School we aim to:

  • foster an interest in language learning by introducing children to other languages in a way that is enjoyable and accessible to all pupils
  • stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language and creativity in experimenting with it
  • support oracy and literacy, and in particular develop speaking and listening skills
  • help children develop their awareness of cultural similarities and differences
  • lay the foundations for future language study by pupils
  • provide an added perspective on first language teaching and learning
  • give an extra dimension to teaching and learning across the curriculum.

Implementation:

Implemented through Twinkl Plan-it French scheme, we carefully sequence our units to provide a combination of practical activities, oral rehearsing and grammar-based learning experiences. Considering our mixed age classes and overarching curriculum, we have carefully sequenced our learning schemes to enable cross-curriculum thinking and learning, applying our skills across subjects and enabling children to make real life links to their everyday learning. French is implemented in all both our LKS2 and UKS2 classes each week, ensuring all aspects of the National Curriculum are met through engaging and practical learning experiences which build knowledge and skills.

Impact

  • Termly reviews by teachers
  • In class quizzes and summative assessments using the Twinkl Planit summative tasks, such as quizzes and end of unit work.
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