Intent, Implementation and Impact
Intent – All pupils at Hollinsclough have the right to a rich and deep learning experience that includes the learning of the basics of an additional language. The study of Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Language learning provides liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. The process of learning a foreign language reinforces fluency and understanding of grammar, syntax, sentence structure and verbal precision. Increased capability in the use of languages can also promote initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
Implementation – We teach a curriculum that enables our pupils to become effective users of language, and show an understanding and respect of different cultures in our local, national and global communities. Lessons are well-planned and varied in terms of teaching and learning: sessions may be written, verbal, or a combination and often will employ role-play to ‘immerse’ the children in the language. Our languages curriculum is fun and enjoyed by learners, and planned to demonstrate progression through Key Stage 2. Through the teaching of languages at Hollinsclough, we aim to:
· Ensure every child has the opportunity, throughout Key Stage 2, to study a foreign language; developing their interest in the culture of other nations, communities and beliefs.
· Ensure pupils have access to high-quality teaching and learning opportunities.
· Ensure pupils develop an increased wider cultural understanding through our enriched and varied curriculum to which languages contribute.
· Provide language informed by the National Curriculum and the skills expressed in this document.
Impact – Pupils use language to communicate information responsibly and creatively; learning how to use languages to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures across our school and wider demographic. In addition, understanding a modern foreign language will increase children’s understanding of their own language, and the building blocks which form this.