Languages

OUR VISION ...

Jesus said, “I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)

 This is the precept upon which our Pilgrim School is founded. We are committed to enabling each member of our community to flourish.

 Following the role model of Christ, we constantly strive to be His pilgrims:

  forever compassionate, caring and inclusive,

forever trustworthy,

forever aspiring and adventurous,

forever respectful,

forever thankful,

forever us

… forever Pilgrim.

INTENT

By exposing children to this language, we will promote enthusiasm and respect for different languages and countries, allowing children to play a valuable part in the global society. We will endeavour to provide children with the necessary skills of: listening, speaking, reading and writing, to allow children to apply their knowledge into different contexts.

IMPLEMENTATION

We use the National Curriculum and our self-developed ‘Pilgrim Progress’ assessment procedures provide support for staff and pupils to monitor their progress against the gaining of key skills and knowledge. This important spine allows us to manage our split classes and plan a clear four year cycle of topics and learning that begins with an individual child's starting point. The foundation stones to a successful education lie in the acquisition of basic skills and knowledge.

At Pilgrim our MFL curriculum is designed to develop not only our children’s language skills, but also their love of learning a language. It progressively develops language skills, through regularly taught lessons. This allows the children to acquire new language then use and apply it in a range of different scenarios and topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As their confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.  

What have we been learning in Languages? (Impact)

Year 6 enjoyed creating a French breakfast cafe this morning. They asked each other what they would like in French as well as writing menus for their cafes. 

At the Pilgrim School we recognise that cultural understanding impacts language acquisition. Therefore we look to provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between different cultures, beliefs and practices. One of the places we plan to implement this learning is in our new Story Tent. This will help us to develop our understanding of the two fundamental questions: 'Who we are' and 'How we live'.