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Languages

In Years 1 and 2 pupils:


Read out loud everyday words and phrases.

Use phonic (or logographic in Mandarin) knowledge to read words.

Read and understand short written phrases.

Read out loud familiar words and phrases.

Use books or glossaries to find out the meanings of new words.

Write or copy everyday words correctly.

Label items and choose appropriate words to complete short sentences.

Write one or two short sentences.

Write short phrases used in everyday conversations correctly.

Understand a range of spoken phrases.

Understand standard language (sometimes asking for words or phrases to be repeated).

Answer simple questions and give basic information.

Give responses to questions about everyday events.

Pronounce words showing a knowledge of sound (or pitch in Mandarin)patterns.

Identify countries and communities where the language is spoken.

Demonstrate some knowledge and understanding of the customs and features of the countries or communities where the language is spoken.

Show awareness of the social conventions when speaking to someone.

In Years 3 and 4 pupils:


Read and understand the main points in short written texts.

Read short texts independently.

Use a translation dictionary or glossary to look up new words.

Write a few short sentences using familiar expressions.

Express personal experiences and responses.

Write short phrases from memory with spelling that is readily understandable.

Understand the main points from spoken passages.

Ask others to repeat words or phrases if necessary.

Ask and answer simple questions and talk about interests.

Take part in discussions and tasks.

Demonstrate a growing vocabulary.

Describe with some interesting details some aspects of countries or communities where the language is spoken.

Make comparisons between life in countries or communities where the language is spoken and this country.

In Years 5 and 6 pupils:


Read and understand the main points and some of the detail in short written texts.

Use the context of a sentence or a translation dictionary to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Read and understand the main points and opinions in written texts from various contexts, including present, past or future events.

Show confidence in reading aloud, and in using reference materials.

Write short texts on familiar topics.

Use knowledge of grammar (or pitch in Mandarin) to enhance or change the meaning of phrases.

Use dictionaries or glossaries to check words.

Refer to recent experiences or future plans, as well as to everyday activities.

Include imaginative and adventurous word choices.

Convey meaning (although there may be some mistakes, the meaning can be understood with little or no difficulty).

Use dictionaries or glossaries to check words.

Understand the main points and opinions in spoken passages.

Give a short prepared talk that includes opinions.

Take part in conversations to seek and give information.

Refer to recent experiences or future plans, everyday activities and interests.
Vary language and produce extended responses.

Be understood with little or no difficulty.

Give detailed accounts of the customs, history and culture of the countries and communities where the language is spoken.

Describe, with interesting detail, some similarities and differences between countries and communities where the language is spoken and this country.