Curriculum Intent: Languages
Characteristics of linguists
- The confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.
- Fluency in reading.
- Fluency and imagination in writing.
- A strong awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
- A passion for languages and commitment to the subject.
- The ability to use language creatively and spontaneously.
- Independence in their studies and the ability to draw upon a wide range of resources.
The core language taught at St Joseph’s. Our planning for Key Stage 2 is based on the Durham County Council progression of skills document, and Salut! scheme of work from CGP.
In Key Stage 1 to introduce French we expose children to language learning and to develop interest and curiosity through an introduction to the French language informally, through games, songs and activities, when appropriate.
In Key Stage 2 children will access first quality teaching of French by their class teacher, providing them with the foundation for learning further languages, preparing them for Key Stage 3 and showing them the world beyond Blackhall.
At St. Joseph’s R.C Primary School we will use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our MFL lessons. Children will have the opportunity to support their work with a variety of resources. We will aim for a balance of whole class, group and independent learning. Wherever possible we encourage children to use and apply their learning in other areas of the curriculum; ICT, PE and Music, for example, are particularly appropriate for cross-curricular teaching.
Aspirations For The Future
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.
Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Linguist:
- Attractions manager
- Teachers in other countries
- Hotel managers
- Leisure and tourism
- International law
Through the explicit teaching of the speaking, listening and writing skills included within Modern Foreign Languages, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. At the end of the unit, pupils are given the opportunity to reflect on their knowledge and understanding. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.