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In our Federation schools, the teaching of a foreign language encourages pupils' confidence and creative skills. We help them develop an awareness of cultural differences through the study of language and other countries. Through the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish, we lay the foundations for future language learning.
The teaching of Spanish at the Nar Valley Federation provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to life-long language learning. Our Spanish curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills acquisition, and their ability to 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.
Across our Federation we introduce our children to Spanish following the guidance from the National Curriculum for KS2 where:
Pupils should be taught to:
Spanish is taught fortnightly in our mixed age classes from Year 2 onwards. To support the teaching of Spanish as a modern foreign language, we are currently using Early Start Spanish.