Learning a foreign language liberates children and enables them to see the world from a different perspective. A high-quality language education fosters pupil's curiosity and their understanding of the world, giving them opportunities to express themselves, their ideas and thoughts in different ways (both in speech and in writing).
Our teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It also provide opportunities for children to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.
Language teaching at All Saints' also helps children progress in spoken and written French that lays the foundation for further language learning in KS3.
It is our intent to foster creativity and cultural understanding in our young people to enable them to grow into global, empathetic citizens for the future who can enjoy confidently communicating.
Our Languages Curriculum:
- Embeds the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable children to use and apply their language learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
- Motivates children to practise, apply and build upon previous learning through a wide range of practical and engaging learning opportunities.
- Provides pupils with opportunities to acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics.
- Gives pupils a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.
By providing a stimulating and progressive Languages curriculum, that encourages children to think and express themselves creatively, we are preparing all our pupils to be global citizens both now and in their future roles within the global community.
The National Curriculum for Languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
Action Plans for the French Curriculum