As part of the curriculum all children in KS1 and KS2 have a weekly Spanish lesson delivered by a specialist language teacher.
Pupils learn core vocabulary as well as the culture and traditions of Spain. To ensure that pupils develop a secure knowledge that they can build on across primary school and beyond, our Spanish curriculum is organised into a progression model that outlines the knowledge, skills and vocabulary to be taught in a sequentially coherent way from Year 3 to Year 6 with school designed pre-learning taught in EYFS and KS1.
The four key language learning skills that are taught are: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Learning a second language offers all 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 of self, others and cultural differences.
EYFS & KS1
In classrooms, displays are used to remind children of key vocabulary and visual prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary. This is supplemented through the use of spoken Spanish in the classroom beyond the timetabled lesson, which includes the use of Spanish to give basic instructions and refer to familiar objects in the classroom.
Varied learning experiences, including ‘Hispanic Day’ ensure that languages are celebrated throughout the school community. Cross-curricular learning experiences such as the Erasmus project has ensured secure links with Spanish speaking schools in mainland Spain and the Canary Islands, including hosting and undertaking visits and collaborative project work.
Innovative approaches to MFL have also enabled the achievement of the British Council’s ‘International School Award’ and the Hackney ‘Premio Espana Primaria’ Award at Gold Level.
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