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Languages


Intent

At Eastland’s, the intention of our Languages curriculum is to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world we aim to develop an interest in and thirst for learning other languages.

We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and provide an opening to the culture in enjoyable and stimulating ways. The classroom teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, in our case French and to understand and respond to its authentic speakers, both in speech and in writing. Our overarching objective is to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing throughout Key Stage Two.  We want our children to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions during these sessions the teachers will continually improve the accuracy of their children’s pronunciation and intonation. Our aim is also for children to write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using a variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt during lessons.

We aim to build the children’s ‘culture capital’ so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. In short, we hope to lay the foundations for future language learning. We are working hard to develop our children’s knowledge and understanding of languages as we are aware of the huge benefits language learning can provide.

 

 

 

 

Implementation
 

Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French. We are currently using Rigalo One and Two to deliver our French lessons across Key Stage Two, this programme has been developed with children in mind. Rigolo follows the amazing adventures of Jake, Polly and Bof as they discover France through lively interactions and colourful stories. It motivates children with fun stories, songs and games and is ideal here with non-specialist teachers as there is a onscreen 'virtual teacher' is a native French speaker.

The Rigalo programme ensures children acquire a bank of vocabulary organized around topics. They also ensure development is progressive as they build on previous knowledge from units already studied. All children in KS2 are taught French in a weekly discreet lesson and knowledge organisers and/or vocabulary mats are used to reinforce key language children are learning in their topics. This is delivered by the class teacher or another qualified teacher during PPA.

KS1 children are introduced to Languages through exploring other languages informally when studying another country. Songs maybe learnt in French and signs around the school will also be displayed to make language learning more meaningful and give it a purpose.

MFL Subject Drivers

Impact

The impact of our Languages teaching is evidenced through teacher assessment of French throughout lessons using ‘assessment through learning’. This helps teachers plan for future lessons. Teachers also assess against our endpoints for French at points during the year. Discussions with children and pupil voice surveys provide evidence of confidence, engagement and attitudes towards languages. The written and spoken outcomes of children’s learning demonstrate that they know more, can do more and remember more in Language lessons.

 

Websites To Support Learning At Home

BBC KS1

BBC KS2

BBC Teach KS2 Radio

 

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