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  • Practical communication 
  • Phonics
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Grammar
  • Stories poems and rhymes


Curriculum Intent

The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.

It should also provide opportunities for them to COMMUNICATE for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children with the ASPIRATIONAL opportunity to study and work in other countries.

Although languages are not statutory in Key Stage 1, children explore languages throughout the year to encourage them to develop RESILIENCE and enjoyment of learning languages.

At the end of Key Stage 2, children are given the opportunity to visit France on a five-day residential trip to cultivate language skills they have learned and immerse themselves in a different language and culture; in addition to developing their HEALTHINESS, physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

It is intended that when children leave Ardley Hill Academy, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other languages and cultures, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to ENGAGE effectively with others in another language.  They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at secondary school.