Curriculum Intent Statement
We believe that learning a foreign language will provide pupils with an opening to other cultures, foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. It will enable 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 will provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, and should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries in the future. The teaching of another language will provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language. It will enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary. Over time pupils will 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. Children will be supported to close any gaps in their learning. Where children show high ability, talent and interest, they will be challenged. Every effort will be made to identify and lift barriers to learning. The subject will be presented as one to enjoy.