SPANISH AT BRIGSTOCK SCHOOL
Forward thinking and creative, valuing faith, tradition, community and achievement.
We aim to be a nurturing, creative school at the heart of our community, where all are enabled to achieve their best. We celebrate our differences, we value each individual and we encourage kindness and respect from all.
Our Christian values underpin all our learning, and the depth and breadth of our curriculum enriches our children and enables them to embrace ‘Life in all its Fullness’. (John 10:10)
At Brigstock Primary school we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils, particularly those in KS2. It helps them to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with an aim of making substantial progress in our chosen language, Spanish.
In addition, children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed to lay the foundations for future language learning. Learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.
We follow Chris Quigley’s Milestones and the MFL National Curriculum (2014) to implement our Spanish lessons where we will cover the following objectives:
Speaking and Listening
- I can listen to spoken language and show some understanding by joining in and responding.
- I can join in with songs and rhymes, showing understanding of the meaning of most of the words.
- I can engage in a simple conversation with a partner using a given structure.
- I can read simple words and phrases independently, showing understanding.
- I can copy some simple words and phrases but I may make a few spelling mistakes.
- I am starting to understand feminine, masculine and plural forms.
- I can describe some aspects of countries or communities where the language is spoken.
- I can make comparisons between life in countries or communities where the language is spoken and this country.