Languages at Landywood
Learning a foreign language is a key skill for any child to begin to develop as soon as they enter KS2. As the National Curriculum states, “learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world” and here at Landywood we continually strive to cultivate a culture where children are encouraged to develop and deepen their understanding of the wider world and cultures within it in order to nurture their love of learning whilst moulding them into well-rounded British Citizens. Our goal at Landywood is to provide the children with a foundation for learning further languages which could ultimately equip them with the tools to widen their career perspectives.
Progression of Skills
By the end of Year 3, pupils will be able to ·
- Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining ·
- in and responding. ·
- Explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and link the · spelling, sound and meaning of words.
- Appreciate songs, stories, poems and rhymes in the language. ·
- Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand · when they are using familiar words and phrases.
- Express opinions and respond to those of others. ·
- Ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others. ·
- Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including key features and patterns of the language.
- Describe things and actions orally and in writing. ·
- Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.
By the end of KS2, pupils will be able to ·
- Consolidate the above NC objectives.
- Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, and express opinions and respond to those of others.
- ·Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
- Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
- Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
- Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through a dictionary.
- Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant) feminine, masculine and neuter forms; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
- Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.