Our St Andrew's Curriculum is designed with the intent to maximise the potential of all of our pupils; intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally and culturally. We take every opportunity to encourage a love for learning within all of our pupils, based around a resilience for learning and achieving greatness. Most importantly we allow our children to learn in a safe and stimulating environment, where their views are valued.
Spanish is taught by class teachers and teaching assistants, and where possible, Spanish specialists are invited in to cover certain themes.
Spanish lessons begin in Key Stage 2. However, EYFS and KS1 are also taught basic vocabulary by their teachers to encourage early language development and an introduction to MFL lessons. When children enter KS2, every class has a timetabled lesson slot each week. Each year group, follows differentiated learning outcomes that encourage children’s understanding and knowledge of the Spanish language to deepen and progress.
Impact – The lesson structure each week also allows time to revisit the previous week’s knowledge and build upon this. This ensures that the children are progressing in Spanish and informs of gaps which need to be revisited. Subject and school leaders monitor the impact of our curriculum provision through completing regular monitoring, and collecting and analysing data each term.
Children will be taught to cover the four areas of Spanish language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Children will develop their skills from repetition and copying writing to being able to adapt both verbal and written sentences to discuss the topic being studied.