The intention of the Spanish curriculum at Whingate Primary School is for children to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence and creative skills. We strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable children to use and apply their Spanish learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. All our children in KS2 will have regular language lessons.
We follow the online 'Hola Espanol' programme to deliver our Spanish curriculum, as well as providing children with enrichment opportunities such as exploring well-know stories in the Spanish language, discovering traditional tales from Spanish-speaking countries and learning about different cultural traditions and daily lifestyles in those countries.
Long Term Plan
Please have a look at our long term curriculum plan below, to see when children will be learning about different topics in their Spanish lessons: