Modern Foreign Languages - Spanish
LANGUAGES at Charlestown – Spanish
The Charlestown language curriculum has been built into step by step lesson plans following the languages scheme iLanguages. This scheme provides learners with objectives, success criteria and assessments mapped to match those of the National Curriculum. Lessons will have a strong phonics focus and will use Talk4Writing strategies to encourage the use of a new language. Individual iLanguages lessons build upon language learnt in the previous academic year, enabling children to retrieve prior knowledge, developing a stronger working memory and use this knowledge to recognise patterns in words whilst developing new language.
At Charlestown Community Primary School, we aspire to provide all children with a broad and ambitious languages education which is rich in skills and knowledge.
A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. We recognise the importance of building children’s cultural capital, providing a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.
At Charlestown, we use the iLanguages scheme of work to teach our children Spanish. This is to ensure we offer a meaningful and enjoyable MFL curriculum that will inspire and excite our children, whilst building on what children have previously learnt.
All pupils in KS2 study Spanish and in their lessons, our pupils will gain systematic knowledge of key vocabulary and structures, grammar and phonics of the new language and a better understanding of how these are used by Spanish speakers. Our children particularly appreciate the stories, songs and rhymes that they learn in Spanish. Conversation practise is interwoven throughout all lessons enabling children to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
Our aim is to develop confident and independent pupils who are not afraid to communicate in a different language.