At Parsloes Primary School we believe that a high-quality languages curriculum provides an opening to other cultures.
It should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Engaging and active lessons will ensure that children can express with confidence their ideas and thoughts in Spanish. With the teaching of Spanish at Parsloes Primary School, the children will be provided with opportunities to enhance their communication skills in both speaking, listening, reading and writing.
At Parsloes Primary School, we provide Spanish language learning in Years 1-6. Each class has one 1-hour Spanish lesson weekly, which is taught by a Spanish language specialist from an external agency. A variety of language teaching methods are used to match groups and individuals with different learning styles, these include games, role-play, use of a range of media and songs. The lessons are made as entertaining and enjoyable as possible, as we realise that this approach serves to develop a positive attitude in the children to the learning of modern foreign languages.
There is a clear progression of skills and understanding that builds through Key Stages based on the National Curriculum Programme of Study. This planning takes account of prior learning and builds on this. At each stage, the teacher will refer to prior learning and carry out informal assessment of children’s stage of development before moving on and have exercise books bespoke to Spanish for children to record work.