Subject leader – Miss Murphy
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
- Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
- Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
- Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
“Learning a language enriches the curriculum. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enhance the overall teaching and learning experience. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained can make a major contribution to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture/s and those of others.”
The Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages (DfES 2005).
At Sunnybrow, we are committed to fostering an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and fun. We believe that the learning of a modern foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. Learning a language helps children to develop communication skills, as well as extending their knowledge of how language works. It gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand the cultures of others.
What we have been learning this term
Y3 Spanish Greetings
Y4 Spanish Numbers
Y5 Spanish Numbers
Y6 Spanish Days of the Week
Y6 Spanish Weather