(Taken from The National Curriculum in England 2014)
Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. It should provide opportunities for pupils to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.
The curriculum 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.
-can write at varying length for different purposes and audiences
-discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
During Key Stage 2 pupils should be taught to:
listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes.
engage in conversations, ask and answer questions.
write phrases from memory.
describe people ,places and things orally and in writing.