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Introduction:

At Northfield Manor we believe that the learning of a foreign language in primary school provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for all pupils. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between the foreign language and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multi-cultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for the reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.

This policy is designed to reflect the primary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) entitlement as defined in the Primary Languages Framework (2007)

 

The key elements of primary languages learning at Northfield Manor:

· It is inclusive

· It is taught as a coherent programme from Year 3 to Year 6.

· It is part of a broader curriculum involving language and culture

Aims and Objectives:

Language teaching at Northfield Manor aims to provide opportunities for the children to:

  • foster an interest in learning other languages
  • experience another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun
  • understand that language has structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another
  • help develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries
  • develop their speaking and listening skills

 

 

 

Content of Curriculum:

Spanish is taught on a weekly basis in sessions of 30 minutes. Teachers also make use of other opportunities, arising throughout the school day, to build upon and consolidate previous learning. Objectives for each unit are taken from ‘La Jolie Ronde’ Spanish Scheme of Work, which incorporates The Primary Languages Framework. The objectives and activities have been adapted in order to fulfil the needs of our pupils within the context of the school. References to the Primary Languages Framework are clearly listed on the medium term planning to ensure progression and coverage of the Modern Foreign Language Curriculum throughout KS2.

We use a variety of techniques to encourage the children to have an active engagement in the modern foreign language: these include games, role-play and songs (particularly action songs). We make use of puppets and soft toys to demonstrate the foreign language, and when possible also invite native speakers into the classroom (or sound files), in order to expose the children to more than one voice in the foreign language. 

We emphasise the listening and speaking skills over the reading and writing skills. We also use a multi-sensory and kinaesthetic approach to teaching to engage and encourage all children to learn. A mixture of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic teaching strategies are used to appeal to all learning styles, allowing all children to make progress and access the curriculum. Positive attitudes towards modern foreign languages are created by teaching sequences of fun, active and lively lessons which build upon children’s previous learning. We build children’s confidence through constant praise for any contribution they make in the foreign language, however tentative.

Northfield Manor Spanish Overview of Coverage Year 3 – 6

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Numbers 0-10

 

Greetings, asking and saying how you are

 

Classroom instructions

 

Ask for and give name

 

Age

 

Colours

 

Fruit and food items

 

Likes and dislikes

 

Days of the week

 

Months of the year

 

Christmas traditions

 

Spanish Nativity

 

Springtime Vocabulary

 

Alphabet sounds

 

Weather conditions

 

Revision of colours

 

Parts of the body

 

Adjectives (big, small, etc)

 

Zoo animals

 

Sounds in the alphabet

 

Verbs, quantifiers and adjectives

 

Christmas – Snowman

 

Members of the family

 

Pets

 

Vowel sounds

 

Hobbies

 

Transport

 

Weather

 

Items of clothing

 

Buildings on a street

 

Directions

 

Asking where places are

 

Days of the week

 

Times in the day

 

Christmas celebrations

 

Revision on hobbies

 

Simple tenses

 

Numbers 0 – 50

 

Revision of Sports/hobbies

 

Food items

 

Breakfast

 

Ingredients for a Spanish desert

 

Revision of days of week and months

 

Weather

 

Say the town you live in

Classroom routines

 

Clothing

 

Likes and dislikes

 

Adding adjectives

 

Recap family members

 

Verbs

 

Occupations

 

Rooms in the house

 

Requests

 

Revision of days of week and months

 

Holiday destinations and vocabulary

 

Transport

 

Places to visit

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