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Foreign Languages - Spanish

Aims

 

Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in the foreign language they are learning. Our goal is for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education.

 

We will help them develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning Spanish

 

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

 

We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in these key language learning skills - properly preparing them for the next stage of their language learning journey. These skills will develop children’s ability to understand what they hear and read and enable them to express themselves in speech and writing. We will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English. We will also help strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other countries and comparing it with their own.

 

Learning a foreign language is part of the primary National Curriculum and is a requirement for all children within key stage 2 (KS2). Bedford has adopted a whole school approach to the teaching of Spanish to all KS2 pupils.  As recommended by specialists within our FL networks, staff use the online resources from 'Language Angels'. 

Progression Map

 

To ensure progression in skills, below are the units we will cover throughout KS2:

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Core Vocabulary * & Phonetics

Core Vocabulary * & Phonetics

Presenting Myself

Do You Have A Pet?

Verbs & Grammar

I'm Learning Spanish

Family

What Is The Date?

At School

Animals

The Tudors or Habitats (Intermediate Version)

The Weather

The Weekend

Musical Instruments

At The Café

Clothes

World War II or Habitats (Progressive Version)

Little Red Riding Hood or Ancient Britain

The Classroom

The Romans

Healthy Lifestyles

I Can…

Goldilocks

The Olympics or Habitats (Progressive Version)

The Planets

 

By the end of key stage 2, pupils should be able to:

 

  1. Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  2. Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  3. Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help.
  4. Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
  5. Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.
  6. Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
  7. Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
  8. Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.
  9. Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
  10. Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.
  11. Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.
  12. Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.  
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