At Cloudside Academy we want our children to be advocates of music and understand that there is a wide variety of genres to explore. We want our pupils to experience music emotionally and understand that we can have mood changes and a spiritual side towards different compositions. We want to give each child the opportunity to play an instrument and nurture talent by giving opportunities to continue their music education with specialist teachers. Through working with each other, we want our pupils to build up skills such as collaborative learning and create pieces of music and proudly perform what they have created with enthusiasm.
At Cloudside Academy, we want our children to develop a love of learning and to be curious about the world around them. To want to explore different languages and cultures and to develop tolerance of different people and ideas. This will enable them to be resilient, independent and life-long learners with skills and knowledge that they can apply both within their time in education and beyond. We want children to enjoy learning about the world, different places and languages, how they relate to their everyday lives, their role within it by making wise personal choices and how it affects their future so they can develop optimism in the ability of communication and use of language to solve problems and improve people’s lives. They should be able to develop their own questions and interests and express their ideas clearly and confidently.
Cloudside Academy uses the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure that a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum is offered that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning – the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and optimistic about studying languages beyond key stage 2.
The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas and to foster a sense of greatness.
The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness and tolerance of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.