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Primary Languages Intent  

                        "To offer children the chance to build their communication skills
                           and to give them the opportunity to learn about and interact
                              respectfully with people from other countries and cultures." 

We believe that learning another language offers children the chance to apply skills that will offer them fulfilment and encourage them to celebrate differences and demonstrate tolerance. At High School children are encouraged to study for their baccalaureate and building a good understanding of languages will allow our children to move on to learning a language at high school with confidence and vigour. Learning another language provides children with additional opportunities and gives children the chance to interact with a wider range of communities and build relationships with people from all cultures in a positive and celebratory way.

As we want the children to build their confidence when speaking another language we encourage children to practise languages and our lessons focus on the verbal aspects of the language. Children are able to express their thoughts and maintain conversations. Children will build up a knowledge of vocabulary in another language that they can then take forth into the wider world. They will be able to communicate confidently for practical purposes. Children will understand that learning another language has a purpose and that it will give them a range of fantastic and exciting opportunities in the future.