Curriculum / Foreign Languages Subject Page

      Chinese New Year being celebrated in Reception.

1. Intent

At Arunside, our children are taught to listen to, speak, read and write in a Foreign Language . We aim for our pupils to develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, diversity and other cultures. We aspire for all learners to be interested in and taught the skills to continue studying languages beyond primary education.

2. Implementation

All children are exposed to language learning through: topic lessons, language or culture clubs, school-wide language days and learning about the diverse range of cultures within our school community. Formal Spanish lessons begin in Year 3.

We are use the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to offer all children a relevant, broad and ambitious MFL curriculum in Key Stage 2. Where possible and appropriate, learning is linked to class topics and cross-curricular themes. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge in their learning of a foreign language. Lessons revise and consolidate previously learnt concepts whilst developing skills within listening, speaking, reading and writing. Blocks of language are built into more complex, fluent and authentic language use as children progress through Key Stage 2.

 

 

3. Impact

Informal assessment, such as speaking and listening tasks, writing tasks and discussion take place in lessons to identify and build on children’s understanding of language taught.

We aspire for all children to leave Arunside School with an appreciation for language learning, other cultures and the ability to communicate effectively in a foreign language, readying them for the next stage of their education.

4. Development

 

 

Portuguese Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Year 2!

Chinese cooking Day in Year 4.

Easter cards sent to our French partner school.
European Day of Languages – A Greek dancing outfit, a Stefanothiki for ‘crowns’ used in church when Greek couples get married and icons of Mary and Jesus and various saints shared with the children by Mrs Livanos.