Edwalton Primary School intends to use the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2. We aim to give our children a love for languages and to really appreciate and celebrate differences between cultures and countries.
In order to prepare our children for KS2, Spanish is integrated into the curriculum alongside other subjects in KS1. These sessions are delivered through songs and rhymes and the use of dual language signs where possible. For example, we are looking into making signs for various areas around the school in both English and Spanish. Children also have a Spanish themed day, which absorbs children into culture and has included cooking and dancing.
In KS2, all classes will have access to a very high-quality foreign languages curriculum using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources. This will progressively develop pupil skills in foreign languages through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons. In Spanish lessons, children learn about the language and the culture of both Spain and Spanish speaking countries.
Children will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes - building them into fluent linguists.
As well as each subsequent lesson within a unit being engaging, the Language Angels units also direct, drive and guarantee progressive learning and challenge. Units increase in level of challenge, and grammatical complexity as pupils move from Early Learning units through to Intermediate units and into the most challenging Progressive units. Activities contain progressively more text and lessons will have more content as the children become more confident and ambitious with Spanish. The intended impact of our Spanish curriculum is that children feel confident reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish lessons when they move to KS3.