Children from Reception to Year 6, will learn Spanish at Broomwood Primary School. Their learning challenges will develop from early language learning in KS1 and Year 3 to more increased complexity in Year 4 and 5 where the Intermediate language will be learnt. Progressive language units will be taught in Year 6 or to those children with a good understanding of the basics. Across Key Stage 2, children’s speaking and writing will progress from words, to phrases to sentences.
Children will learn Spanish once every 2 weeks for 30 minutes. In addition, teachers will use recent vocabulary learnt along with core vocabulary in their everyday teaching for example: listen, line up, please, thank you, numbers etc. This will ensure learning and recall is fluent and well embedded. Children will be assessed at the end of each unit to ensure next steps in learning are dynamic and teachers know where all children are in their language learning journeys.
Our curriculum provides opportunities for all children to foster their own curiosity and deepen their understanding of the wider world. Children enjoy experiences where we will invite visitors into the school such as High School Spanish teachers, hold whole school assemblies and cultural days e.g. European Language Day and celebrate our differences during MFL sessions. The links with local High Schools will help to ensure children feel prepared to continue their learning of MFL in the future. We know if children are successful in their Year 6 assessments, they will enter High School with knowledge closely linked to a GGSE grade 4.