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.
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.
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.’