• Summary
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  • Subject index

Languages are now a more important part of primary education than ever before, and all successful primary teachers need to understand the principles that support good language teaching and learning. This second edition provides a coherent overview of teaching and learning languages, combining practical strategies for use in the classroom with engaging coverage of how to teach, informed by academic research and theory. Key features of this new edition: •Fully updated coverage of policy and curriculum developments, including the 2014 National Curriculum and the Teachers’ Standards •A new chapter on curriculum, planning and assessment for KS2 •Expanded coverage of the transition from primary to secondary school and the implications for teaching •More examples of creative teaching and learning throughout. This is essential reading for all students studying primary languages on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs.

How do I Make Sure I Really Challenge the Older Learners?
How do I Make Sure I Really Challenge the Older Learners?
Chapter objectives
  • To present a unit plan aimed at Y5 or Y6 that demonstrates how far language learning might develop in a three- to four-year programme.
  • To suggest additional activity types that can build on established knowledge and skills in creative ways.
  • To explore the range of ways in which language teaching and learning might play a part in the life of the school in upper KS2.

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Teachers’ standards

A teacher must:

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Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

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set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions

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Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

b

be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan ...

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