Spanish is taught in KS2 each week.
We follow the ‘Language Angels’ scheme of work to deliver MFL.
- listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
- explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes, Power Points and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
- engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others;
- seek clarification and help.
- speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
- develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.
- present ideas and information orally to each other.
- read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
- appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.
- broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
- write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.
- describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.
- understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, such as: feminine and masculine
forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
Teaching and Learning Style
We base the teaching on The National Curriculum and we use ‘Language Angels’. We adapt the scheme to the context of our school and the abilities of our children.
- We encourage the children to have an active engagement in the foreign language.
- We make the lessons as entertaining and enjoyable as possible so as to develop a positive attitude in the children to language learning.
- We build children’s confidence through opportunities to perform and speak Spanish.
Teaching a foreign language to children with special educational needs.
We teach foreign languages to all children, whatever their ability. The foreign language forms part of the school curriculum policy to provide a broad and balanced education to all children. Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities benefit in a number of ways from language learning, namely by;
- linguistic development
- social development
- cultural awareness
Through our foreign language teaching we provide learning opportunities that enable all pupils to make progress. We look at a range of factors to help pupils and ensure that the teaching is matched to the child’s needs:
- classroom organisation
- teaching materials
- teaching style
Teaching languages to children learning English as an additional language
We believe that language lessons provide a valuable opportunity to celebrate the languages and cultures of all children within the school. We believe that language teaching will help children to value diversity and challenge racism. We believe that learning a new language is valuable for children who are learning EAL since the beginner in English has the advantage of knowing what it means to learn a new language.