We do a lot of learning through song – click on the video and have a go. We’re pretty sure you’ll recognise the song.
Statement of Intent
At St Mary’s, we want our children to learn a language in an enjoyable and stimulating way. We want our children to be curious about language and develop an interest in learning different languages. Our languages teaching will enable pupils to communicate in a different language and help to deepen their understanding of the world. Our curriculum helps children to learn progressively, acquiring new vocabulary organised around different themes. We hope to provide firm foundations for further language teaching at secondary school.
We begin our journey learning key phrases and words in order that we can very quickly do basic things. Things like say hello to people, or count, or tell people about our family.
Talking about Ourselves
As we go along we learn key vocabulary – nouns and adjectives – alongside key verbs, so that we can start to talk about ourselves and others – including monsters! Before long, we can put together simple (and more complex sentences).
Here’s another well known song. Have a go… very soon you’ll know all your major body parts.
Languages Aims at St Mary's
We aim for all pupils to:
- 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
- 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.