Subject Faculties at St Saviour’s C of E Primary School
The Language Faculty
The Language and Literacy Faculty are responsible for reading (including phonics) writing and speaking and listening, drama/role play and modern foreign languages.
The main aims of the New English Curriculum is to;
"… promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the written and spoken word, and develop a love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
The New English curriculum puts a great emphasis on reading for pleasure, grammar and the development of good handwriting and spelling. There is also an emphasis on discussing and debating; formal presentations; dictation and reciting poetry.
One of the main priorities for our faculty this year is to continue to drive standards in reading and comprehension skills by developing a love of reading and an appreciation for the written word. Reading plays a key part in our Home-School Partnership. This will enable teachers and parents to work together to encourage an enjoyment of reading, discussing and sharing books and to further consolidate important inference and deduction skills. Our Key Stage One and Two reading books are levelled so parents can also stay on top of their children’s progress in reading.
Another priority for the Literacy faculty this year is to continue to raise standards in across the school. Moreover, this will be integral to all subjects, not just literacy.
Modern Foreign Language (MFL).
All KS2 children have the opportunity to learn French. The study of Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English. Pupils use languages to communicate information responsibly and creatively. They learn how to use languages to enable access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. In addition, understanding a modern foreign language increases a child’s understanding of their own language. The process of learning a foreign language reinforces fluency and understanding of grammar, syntax, sentence structure and verbal precision. Increased capability in the use of languages can also promote initiative and independent learning and encourages diversity within society.
Through our teaching of Languages we aim to:
Ensure every child has the opportunity throughout Key Stage 2 to study a foreign language and develop their interest in the culture of other nations;
Ensure pupils’ learning is enriched in a broad curriculum to which languages contribute;
Ensure pupils have access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities.