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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. 

Happy Fiesta Nacional de España! Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day) or Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Day) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on the 12th October every year. It commemorates when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492. 
Aside from the Spanish discovery of the Americas, National/Hispanic Day also celebrates its impact and influence over the Americas and is a celebration of Spanish culture and language. It commemorates the shared history between Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries, deepening social, political, and economic ties.
To celebrate Fiesta Nacional de España how about learning Spanish along with the children at Westbury? Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. It is relatively easy to learn, and there are many courses and tutorials available online or apps such as Duolingo. Trying a Spanish dish is another great way to celebrate Fiesta Nacional de España. Dishes such as tortilla Española, gazpacho, paella Valenciana and fideuá are some of the best the Spanish nation have to offer!