The national curriculum requires Key Stage 2 to study a language, here at Royton Hall, we are learning to speak Spanish. We use a scheme with a strong phonics focus to aid accurate pronunciation and actions. With links to our ‘Talk for Writing’ approach, it provides opportunities for active and collaborative learning. This offers a highly positive experience, for all our children, in preparation for the next stage in their education, training or employment.
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.