Our language taught at Collierley is
At Collierley Primary, we are committed to ensuring that Spanish teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language. We recognise that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures. We are committed to ensuring our Spanish teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, as well as the means to access international opportunities for study and work later in life. We aim to provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language that will lay the foundation for further foreign language teaching at KS3.
In EYFS and KS1 children are gently introduced to some spoken Spanish vocabulary. This is done using spoken Spanish in the classroom, which includes the use of Spanish to give praise, completing the register and referring to familiar objects in the classroom. This enables the children to develop early language acquisition skills that facilitate their understanding of the patterns of language and how these differ from, or are like, English. In KS2, each class has a timetabled Spanish lesson.
Lessons across the Key Stages support the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing:
Children are taught to listen attentively to spoken language and respond, joining in with songs, rhymes and games.
Children develop an appreciation of a variety of stories, songs, poems and rhymes in Spanish that are delivered through the curriculum content.
Through the high quality first teaching of Languages taking place we will see the impact of the subject in different ways:
Children will be provided with opportunities to communicate with each other in Spanish.
Children will learn how language skills can be applied to a range of languages.
Children will become aware that language has structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.
Children will develop their language through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the Spanish culture.