Our Modern Foreign Language Intent
Throughout Key Stage 2, children have weekly lessons in Spanish, using the Language Angels units of work and resources, alongside other resources, where appropriate. The ‘three pillars of language learning’ (phonics, grammar and vocabulary) are built into all our lessons and units. Children in Lower KS2 begin their study of the language with a strong emphasis on developing their speaking and listening skills to acquire the basic skills, understanding and a growing confidence to communicate with others. These skills will be further embedded and extended in Upper KS2, with a greater focus on developing their reading and writing skills.
By the end of the Key Stage, we aim to have children who are well prepared to continue their language studies through to the KS3 curriculum. It is intended, that when leaving Greenside Primary school, all pupils will have developed a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners, who have a desire to explore the world and communicate effectively with others within it.
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