Shaw Hill

MFL

At Shaw Hill Primary School we teach Spanish to all year 3, 4 and 5 children as part of the national curriculum. We use a scheme of work that enables the children to watch videos and hear the correct pronunciation. The children learn how to speak, read, and write Spanish and develop their listening skills too.

Spanish lessons take place once a week and the children really look forward to them; this enthusiasm for knowledge is priceless.

We believe that it is important for children to experience a range of diverse cultures that they are unfamiliar with and learning Spanish allows children to deepen their curiosity and have a greater understanding of the world.

Aims

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 a 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.