At Twiss Green it is our intent to offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2.
We aim for the children to know more, remember more and understand more about Spanish language and culture.
We teach Spanish across Key Stage 2. The school uses the "Language Angels" scheme of work to support the teaching and learning of Spanish. This provides clear progression for the development of speaking and listening and vocabulary acquisition. There are resources to support the teaching and learning opportunities for pupils.
They use a variety of the following techniques to encourage children to have an active engagement with Spanish:
- Games – in order to develop vocabulary through repetition, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
- Role-play – these should relate to the situations the children may find themselves in the future.
- Action songs and rhymes – to develop phonetic skills, memory skills and to further vocabulary.
- Reading and writing quality materials.
- We build children’s confidence through praise for any contribution they make in the foreign language, however tentative.
We base the teaching on the 2014 National Curriculum through the Language Angels. We have adapted this to the context of our school. This provides teachers with clear progression grids and content for teaching and learning.
Based on the Language Angels scheme of work, our MFL curriculum ensures that the foreign language knowledge of our pupils progresses within each academic year and is extended year upon year throughout the primary phase and, in so doing, will always be relevant and in line with meeting or exceeding national DfE requirements.
Through the high quality first teaching of Spanish taking place we will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:
· Children will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.
· Children will develop their language and communication through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
· Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the Spanish culture.
· Children will transfer to KS3 effectively and successfully and will be well prepared to continue and develop their language skills.