Modern Foreign Languages
At Grove Street Primary School, we are keen to promote and spark interest into the study of a foreign language that is relevant to our pupils. Learning a foreign language is becoming increasingly important in today’s society, therefore we aim to embed the language into our curriculum to ensure that children leave our school with solid foundations to progress throughout secondary school. Spanish is taught for one hour a week across key stage two (ages 7-11), as per statutory guidance in the National Curriculum.
In Spanish pupils will learn to:
- Read fluently
- Write independently
- Speak confidently
- Understand the culture of the countries in which Spanish is spoken
We aim to ensure pupils will:
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
- Speak fluently, confidently and spontaneously, continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
- Write at a varying length, for different purposes and audiences.
- Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in Spanish.
Spanish is usually taught within classes in 30 minute to 1 hour blocks each week. Each lesson is structured to practice the four skills outlined in the curriculum – speaking, listening and responding, writing and reading. Different aspects of Spanish will be taught during these lessons such as culture, vocabulary, grammar and phonics. We aim to make our lessons meaningful and therefore lessons are structured to ensure we are constantly revisiting and building upon prior learning. However, Spanish is not solely taught during lesson time as children will visit the language throughout the week in short bursts for example taking the register, maths warm ups, birthdays and classroom commands. Spanish is delivered by class teachers or the MFL lead. For further information about how Spanish is delivered throughout school please speak to your child’s class teacher and/or Miss Ellis, our MFL subject leader.
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."