Languages

Spanish

We teach Spanish using the Modern Languages national curriculum framework to provide an outline of core knowledge and then develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.

 

Our aim is that children learn Spanish language, vocabulary, phonics (the sounds that Spanish letters make) and culture through creative teaching and learning exploring and incorporating rhymes, songs, games, patterns and rhythm to link the spelling, sound and meaning of words. The MFL curriculum provides scaffold learning from Year 2 to Year 6 (current Ofsted language requirement is Year 3 to year 6). Lessons take place once a week and children progress from sounds to word level and then sentence level, learning language structures that allow them to use oral and written Spanish language in many familiar and real situations, adapting it for different contexts.

 

Being enthusiastic, positive and confident in languages helps children to build self-esteem and confidence in life.