Modern Foreign Languages - Spanish

language quote by Federico Fellini A different language is a different vision life

The Charlestown language curriculum has been built into step by step lesson plans following the languages scheme iLanguages. This scheme provides learners with objectives, success criteria and assessments mapped to match those of the National Curriculum. Lessons will have a strong phonics focus and will use Talk4Writing strategies to encourage the use of a new language. In addition to this, individual lessons for each KS2 class have been planned to support and complement both the  iLanguages scheme and our six ‘Golden Threads’. 

 

The Charlestown Curriculum is held together by six ‘Golden Threads’ which unite the whole school with their learning.   

Identity

Food Glorious Food

Communication

Explorers

Structures & Settlements

Changes

 

Our learning threads make learning progression meaningful as our children can see how knowledge and understanding builds up over time.

INTENT STATEMENT

At Charlestown Community Primary School, we aspire to provide all children with a broad and ambitious languages education which is rich in skills and knowledge

A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. We recognise the importance of building children’s cultural capital, providing a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

At Charlestown, we use the iLanguages scheme of work and resources alongside individual lessons planned to support learning of our 6 Golden Threads. This is to ensure we offer a meaningful and enjoyable MFL curriculum that will inspire and excite our children, whilst building on what children have previously learnt. 

All pupils in the KS2 study Spanish and in their lessons, our pupils will gain systematic knowledge of key vocabulary and structures, grammar and phonics of the new language and a better understanding of how these are used by Spanish speakers. Our  children particularly appreciate the stories, songs and rhymes that they learn in Spanish. Conversation practise is interwoven throughout all lessons enabling children to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation. 

Our aim is to develop confident and independent pupils who are not afraid to communicate in a different language.

 

Our progression document is below:

 

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