Statement of Intent
‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to a man in his own language that goes to his heart.’ Nelson Mandela
Through our languages curriculum we intend for our children to know more, understand more and remember more Spanish. Language learning provides our learners with a wide perspective on life. Doors are opened to new words, sounds, cultural traditions and places as well as stimulating a desire to travel, learn and experience things beyond existing horizons. Learning a new language helps children to linguistically better understand their own and also provides opportunities to consider the origins of words. Children are encouraged to make connections to their home languages and we aim to provide them with transferable skills and a firm foundation for language learning in KS3 and beyond.
Lessons in speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish are delivered in KS2. Drama, dance, cooking and art are used to create memorable learning experiences in foreign language learning. Regular learning reviews take place at the beginning of each lesson to check the retention of learning and to consolidate understanding.
We learn through performing songs and rhymes as well as speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. This is underpinned by phonics and basic grammar. We enjoy poems and stories and use resources that reflect Spanish as a world language. National curriculum objectives are used to inform our planning.
We celebrate community languages within the class whenever possible and enjoy making links between languages. We also make cross-curricular links to embed learning, making it deep and meaningful. We also celebrate EDoL and International Mother Language Day.
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Our Languages Curriculum by Year Group