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Languages

Curriculum Intent 

 

At Wisewood Community Primary School, we value Modern Foreign Languages as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Modern Foreign Languages provides our children with the opportunities to develop linguistically, extend skills and as an opportunity to be immersed in other cultures. We believe that our children deserve the skill of language acquisition to fully access our modern world. The intent of the French curriculum at Wisewood Primary School is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children's confidence and we strive to stimulate and children's curiosity about language and other cultures.

 

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multicultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. The high-quality language curriculum fosters children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. From the Early Years Foundation Stage children are taught to develop an appreciation and understanding of cultures and their contributions to the modern world. Languages, traditions and celebrations are covered as part of the Understanding of the World in the Foundation Stage and the wider curriculum in KS1. At Wisewood we aspire for our children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. The curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.

 

 

It is intended that when children leave Wisewood Community Primary School, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages. We believe that in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.  Pupils will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at Secondary School and to make positive contributions to their global community and be a modern-day British Citizen.

The National Curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  2. 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
  3. can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  4. discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

SMSC links

At Wisewood Community Primary School we value the personal development of the children. Pupils’ spiritual development is developed alongside the Protected Characteristics, PSHE and Fundamental British Values which informs their perspective on life and their interest and respect for different people’s feelings and values.

Children will develop:

  • A sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible.
  • The use of imagination and creativity in their learning

Pupils’ cultural development is shown by their:

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage
  • Willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
  • Interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

    At Wisewood Community Primary School, we value Modern Foreign Languages as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Modern Foreign Languages provides our children with the opportunities to develop linguistically, extend skills and as an opportunity to be immersed in other cultures. We believe that our children deserve the skill of language acquisition to fully access our modern world. The intent of the French curriculum at Wisewood Primary School is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children's confidence and we strive to stimulate and children's curiosity about language and other cultures.

     

    Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multicultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. The high-quality language curriculum fosters children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. From the Early Years Foundation Stage children are taught to develop an appreciation and understanding of cultures and their contributions to the modern world. Languages, traditions and celebrations are covered as part of the Understanding of the World in the Foundation Stage and the wider curriculum in KS1. At Wisewood we aspire for our children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. The curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.

     

     

     

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