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Welcome to the languages page of the Linton Heights website. At Linton Heights all the pupils learn French. It is taught by a primary languages specialist, Madame Kelly.

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Languages

 

Purpose of study

 

Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. 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 great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

 

Aims

 

The national 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.

 

The National Curriculum in England 2014

 

 

 

 

Extracts from our Primary Languages Policy

Year 6 Day Trip to Dunkerque

Linton Palme d'Or 2019 winner

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Year 3 talked to their friends in Dunkirk via a live internet link.

Year 3 talked to their friends in Dunkirk via a live internet link. 1

Classroom objects Harry Potter Style!

Year 4 used bilingual dictionaries to find nouns which they could put in a Hogwarts school bag. Then they wrote their own version of a song about classroom equipment.

Class 4's song

Year 5 conversation in town.

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As part of their Tour de France topic, year 5 made up conversations they might have in a French town.

Ticket pour l'Espace with Onatti Theatre Company

Class 8 French café

Bonne année! from Year 3's pen friends in Dunkirk.

Bonne année! from Year 3's pen friends in Dunkirk. 1
Bonne année! from Year 3's pen friends in Dunkirk. 2

Cross-curricular learning

Cross-curricular learning 1 Jack, in Year 3, did maths in French.
Cross-curricular learning 2 Mia, in Year 4, expressed preferences
Cross-curricular learning 3 about sports,
Cross-curricular learning 4 to link with Ancient Greece and the Olympics.
Cross-curricular learning 5 Isabella (Year 5) described a Degas painting.
Cross-curricular learning 6 Abigail (Year 6) wrote about what an evacuee
Cross-curricular learning 7 would have put in their suitcase.
Cross-curricular learning 8 She read extracts of Anne Frank's diary in French.

Junior Language Challenge 2018

Junior Language Challenge 2018 1 At the finals in Olympia, London

Progression in writing at Linton Heights

Progression in writing at Linton Heights 1 Year 3
Progression in writing at Linton Heights 2 Year 4
Progression in writing at Linton Heights 3 Year 5
Progression in writing at Linton Heights 4 Year 5
Progression in writing at Linton Heights 5 Year 6
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