At Banks Road, all pupils work towards achieving specific outcomes by the end of the year. Assessment opportunities are identified and clearly marked in the weekly plans and cover all 4 skills. Teaching is adjusted to ensure gaps in key knowledge are addressed before moving onto new content. Progress towards these outcomes is monitored throughout the year by the class teacher, with the help of the language specialist.
Our MFL curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge of where different languages, including the range of home languages spoken by the families of the school, as well as Spanish, are spoken in the world. Varied learning experiences, also ensure that languages are celebrated throughout the school community, whilst providing a context for language learning and developing the children’s understanding of different cultures. This ties in with other curriculum areas including PHSCE, RE, History and Geography. Parents receive assessment information regarding MFL in yearly reports.
At Banks Road Primary School, the children are assessed continually throughout the year, with the teacher giving feedback through marking and verbal feedback. Assessment is based on class observations of listening and speaking activities, written evidence in (work) books and self-assessment by the child after each unit of work when they have the opportunity evaluate their performance.
The pupils work towards achieving specific outcomes by the end of the year. Progress towards these outcomes is monitored throughout the year by the class teacher with the help of the language specialist. The class teachers assess the progress of each pupil through the stepped levels to end of KS2 attainment targets set out in the Programme of Study for Languages. By the end of each year, the stages which have been achieved for each attainment target will have been recorded on a monitoring sheet.