The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
The intent of Languages at Windermere is that all pupils in KS2 develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity in a foreign language. We believe language learning is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and helps deepen pupils’ understanding of the world. It is our intention that by the end of their primary education, our pupils have developed an understanding of spoken and written French and developed the confidence to speak with others. We aim to develop the foundations of language learning in order to facilitate the learning of French or other languages later in life.
At Windermere, pupils learn French from Year 3, accessing a high quality French language curriculum delivered by a native French speaker, using the scheme of work Language Angels. We deliver a broad and rich curriculum which will inspire children through a variety of topics. The curriculum has been designed to complement other elements of the curriculum for that year group, such as the solar system, World War II etc. The four key learning skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught, and all the necessary grammar, vocabulary and phonics will be covered in an age appropriate way across Years 3-6. With twenty-seven languages spoken at Windermere, in addition to English, links between languages are encouraged throughout to ensure pupils gain an understanding of language structures and an interest in the richness of languages.
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