modern Foreign languages
We aim to develop children’s experience of language acquisition and encourage curiosity about foreign languages. Knowledge of how language works is extended and connections between Spanish and English are explored. Children also strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in Spanish speaking countries and comparing it with their own culture.
Teaching and Learning Overview
Teaching is in line with the recommendations of the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages KS2. Wherever possible links are made between the year group's termly topic and their Spanish lessons.
Spanish is taught in a whole-class setting, by the class teacher or PPA teacher. Teachers use the Language Angels scheme of work for Spanish as a guide for their coverage across year groups. Please refer to the topics covered from Year 3 to Year 6 on the website subjects overview. Lessons are designed to motivate children through the use of practical and interactive resources as well as through songs, rhymes and role-plays. They have clear, achievable objectives and incorporate different learning styles. SEN children have access to the curriculum through variation of task, grouping or support from an adult. Language ambassadors from Bristol Free School plan to undertake a joint project in the Summer term with our Y6 students as part of their transition to secondary school programme.
Here is a video of Mrs Lavandeira introducing the autumn term vocabulary that we'll be using throughout the whole school.
Looking to practise your Spanish? Dash and Blink vanished Spanish is a great BBC bitesize game that you can play.