Languages

‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.’ Nelson Mandela

Curriculum Intent
Through the delivery of our curriculum, we want our children to be ready for life beyond St John's Church of England Academy.
 
We aspire for them to be:
Articulate
Aspirational
Curious
Appreciative
Subject Intent

St John’s Church of England Academy understands that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It will also create potential opportunities in the future for studying and working abroad.

As part of the requirement to teach KS2 pupils a language, pupils at our school will be taught French. We believe our languages curriculum opens pupils up to a variety of cultures and helps to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.

As an International Speaker we want our children...

To foster a curiosity and understanding of the world.

 

By teaching a language, we aim to ensure 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.
  • Write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using a variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
The Language Angels School Scheme

We use Language Angels School Scheme to support our teaching and learning of French. Language Angels provide a wide range of teaching units to deliver all of the required elements of the National Curriculum.

Impact

The impact and measure of our MFL curriculum is to ensure that children at St John’s Church of England Academy are equipped with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.

 

          Belonging          Perseverance          Respect          Forgiveness          Truth          Aspiration