All our children, from Nursery are encouraged to celebrate language, be it their first language, or a second language. All children experience playing games involving languages from a range of cultures throughout their primary education. This may be in the form of greetings, counting and songs in different languages etc.
However, in Key Stage 2, MFL is a statutory subject and all the children in Key Stage Two will now learn Spanish. From discussion we believe that students are more interested in learning Spanish as they may have more opportunity to use their skills in the short term, such as on holiday.
The National Curriculum skills and knowledge in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing as well as cultural knowledge and understanding are taught with the support of a highly respected scheme called Primary Languages Network. This includes a range of activities to learn and practise new language and includes videos featuring a native speaker. It also offers cultural insights including music and dancing as well as developing a Geographical understanding of Spain.
Children and families will also have access to games and activities at home, where they can practise their skills and knowledge. This can be access via a QR code that teachers will give to children and add to School Spider.
As we are beginning this new language all classes will build their skills and knowledge at Stage One.
Why not ask your children about what they are learning in Spanish now?
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