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National Curriculum Links:

 

Languages

Purpose of study:

 

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. 

 

Key attainment targets:

 

KS2: 

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

 

KS3: 

  • Read literary texts in the language [such as stories, songs, poems and letters] to stimulate ideas, develop creative expression and expand understanding of the language and culture

  • Write prose using an increasingly wide range of grammar and vocabulary

  • Write creatively to express their own ideas and opinions, and translate short written text accurately into the foreign language

  • Listen to a variety of forms of spoken language to obtain information and respond appropriately

 

Music 

 

Purpose of study:

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

 

Key attainment targets:

 

KS2: 

  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

KS3:

  • Listen with increasing discrimination to a wide range of music from great composers and musicians 

  • Develop a deepening understanding.

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