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MFL Spanish

 

At Kingsway JM School, we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for the pupils.  Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning.

Our chosen modern foreign language is Spanish, which prepares our children well for their language learning at local secondary schools in KS3.

 

We have a designated member of staff who teaches Spanish to all the children at Kingsway, which ensures a consistent approach to teaching and learning. In Lower Key Stage 2, we have recently started to use the Catherine Cheater Golden Daffodil scheme of work which covers all the components of the Programme of Study. Currently, children in Upper Key Stage 2 are following a ‘bespoke to Kingsway’ scheme, which has been created using a range of good quality published schemes. Lessons ensure the children progressively develop their language learning skills and also make useful links to their literacy. The children are introduced to Spain and different aspects of Spanish culture, including in other Spanish speaking countries.

We make lessons as enjoyable as possible so that the children develop a positive attitude to the learning of modern foreign languages. We use a variety of techniques to encourage the children to be engaged and active in lessons: these include the use of puppets and soft toys, games, role-play, action songs and stories. We emphasise listening, responding and speaking skills with the addition of simple reading and writing skills, according to the objectives as set out in the National Curriculum Programme of Study 2014.

 

 Finally, we are very fortunate to have a fabulous range of additional languages spoken by children at Kingsway. This year, we will be taking part in Unesco’s International Mother Language Day on 21st February (but will celebrate on 14th February)  to help us all develop a fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions and to promote British Values, particularly ‘mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.’

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