The core language taught at Anson Primary School is Spanish. Our MFL curriculum intends to expose our pupils to this new language from Nursery. Our aims are:
to develop their listening, speaking and reading and writing skills.
to ensure a positive attitude towards languages and develop the confidence to explore and experiment with unfamiliar foreign vocabulary and pronunciation.
to show them the value of understanding the wider world and to develop an awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
Our Spanish curriculum is designed to progressively develop skills and confidence in languages through weekly lessons in Key Stage 2.
Spanish language and key vocabulary is embedded in every topic from Key Stage One to Key Stage Stage Two.
Children acquire, use and apply the vocabulary, grammar and skills to express their ideas and thoughts in Spanish and to understand and respond to spoken Spanish.
Children practise a balance of spoken and written Spanish, depending on their age and experience.
Continuing with Spanish throughout KS2, in a fun way, will enable the pupils to begin to communicate confidently and effectively in a modern foreign language. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the culture of Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.
Data shows that the attainment in Spanish is in line with core subjects.
Pupils can make good progress in this language, and acquire the skills and knowledge for further language learning in Key Stage 3 and beyond.
There is a culture of Spain running through the school with children using Spanish is class assemblies, being celebrated in award presentations and embedded across all learning.