Languages

 

National curriculum in England

 

Purpose of study

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Aims

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

 understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

 speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation

 can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

 discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

 

Spanish Ambassadors

Spanish Ambassadors are chosen for their love of Spanish across the school. We felt this was an amazing opportunity for children, who are interested and passionate about Spanish, to shine! 

Spanish Ambassador roles and responsibilities:

  • To share a love of Spanish with their class.
  • To link with Mrs Mannion, the subject leader and Anna our Spanish teacher
  • To think and develop creative ways to promote Spanish across the school.
  • To look for ways for pupils to have the opportunity to develop Spanish

 The Spanish Ambassadors are made up of pupils from Y3 - Y6

Year 3:  Xavier and Kate

Year 4:  Isla and Matthew

Year 5:  Bella and Poppy

Year 6:  Oliver and Ava

Please see documents below for more information.

 

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