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 Develop Progression in the New National Curriculum?

How do I Develop Progression in the New National Curriculum?

Chapter objectives

  • To investigate the different strands set out in the National Curriculum for languages in KS2.
  • To present and discuss a unit of work referenced to the National Curriculum.
  • To consider the wider context of language learning when planning with the National Curriculum.

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Teachers’ standards

A teacher must:


Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils


be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes


be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these


guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs


demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching


encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious ...

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