At Longshaw, we learn Spanish as an additional language.
We have a curriculum that reflects our values as a school, and that promotes a love for learning. Children learn languages best if the lessons are fun, engaging and meaningful. Learning a language gives children a better understanding of the world we live in and enable resilience by challenging and openness through experiencing different cultures and points of view.
At Longshaw we use Language Angels to deliver our Spanish curriculum which covers all aspects of the MFL curriculum: speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural understanding, and progresses these skills and knowledge throughout Key Stage 2. Activities can consist of actions, rhymes, stories, song, drama, grammar focus, video clips, air writing, sentence structure, dictionary work and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills.
Language Angels uses a step by step approach. The three 'pillars' of language learning (phonics, grammar and vocabulary) are all built in to lessons and as pupils progress through the different units, previous langugae is revisited and consolidated and any new language introduced gradually, becomes more complex and sophisticated. As pupils move through the three teaching types, they increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of Spanish, gradually improving their understanding and ability to speak, write and read more fluently.
Our MFL curriculum is fun and enjoyed by all learners, is well-resourced and planned to demonstrate progression through Key Stage 2. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through:
- Pupil discussions about their learning.
Monitoring and reflection against subject-specific skills defined in each year of study.
Children applying their knowledge of language to other areas of the curriculum.
Children applying their cultural understanding and tolerance across society and cultures.