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Many pupils from Shoreham Village School do not experience national and international travel.  Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures and enables pupils ot develop a range of transferrable skills eg decoding. At our school we will provide a high-quality languages education that will foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching will 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 will also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. Language teaching at Shoreham, will provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

We teach French to all of our pupils.

The curriculum for languages 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, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

Although not statutory until Year 3, pupils begin their  Languages journey with us during the Early Years Foundation Stage through the introduction of basic words and songs.  The curriculum we deliver in Reception lays the foundations for the learning that will take place in subsequent years.   

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found here

The Programme of Study for Languages for Years 3 to 6 can be found here