Languages in Key Stage 1

In Years 1 and 2 our priority is to develop oral communication skills in a way that is relevant to young learners and that will engender enthusiasm and confidence. We concentrate on developing listening and speaking skills. They learn how to respond clearly and coherently, using good pronunciation and intonation. They are taught how to ask questions and reply to them, how to give and follow instructions, how to ask for what they need, how to talk about their everyday life and their special interests.

Language is introduced through contexts, using a wide range of resources. New vocabulary and structures are introduced and practised through many different activities such as games, songs, rhymes, role play, puppets, flashcards, real objects, video, stories, interactive whiteboard activities and mime. I-pads bring learning to life when children record themselves using familiar language to introduce themselves in French and Spanish.

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