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. Our language teaching incorporates the four key skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening and includes the teaching of phonics, vocabulary content and grammar. Following the scheme of work that we use, lessons ensure the children progressively develop their language learning skills. 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 and through video clips, we ensure that the children are also hearing a native Spanish speaker.
We are very fortunate to have a fabulous range of additional languages spoken by children at Kingsway. This links in with our works on becoming a Rights Respecting School (RRSA) 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.’