Intent for Languages
At Church Hill C of E Junior School, we introduce children to listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. We aim for children to let their light shine in their growing confidence and delight in communication. The intention is for the children to learn basic conversational skills that will enable them to begin to communicate if they were to visit a French speaking country and also to lay the foundations of vocabulary and grammar, enabling them to take their learning further at Key Stage Three and beyond. We also intend that the children appreciate and understand French culture. Through this, we aspire for them to foster deeper mutual respect and understanding for other communities and cultures and a commitment to collaboration as global citizens. We follow the national curriculum for languages with the following aims that our children:
- 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.
We also celebrate the diversity of languages spoken in the children’s own homes and aim that children are proud of their own language skills and heritage. We feel the richness of home languages is unique to our school and appreciate its important to our local community.
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