MFL - Spanish
Subject Lead: Mrs Heaton (Junior School).
Please note that there is no statutory requirement to teach Languages in EYFS or KS1.
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At St Mary’s, through the teaching of Spanish, we aim to:
- Provide high quality Spanish lessons which reflect the progression requirements of the national curriculum
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- Develop skills in Sound Spelling, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
- Discover and develop an appreciation of other cultures and traditions through a range of authentic resources.
At St. Mary's, we begin timetabled Spanish lessons in Year 3 and build on our skills each year until we leave in Year 6. We begin by learning the basic core vocabulary, which includes greetings, talking about yourself, colours, numbers, calendar, basic grammar and the alphabet, before moving on to general topics or those related to our year group themes. Lessons are engaging, simple and fun using repetition and games to help us to consolidate learning. Throughout our time at St. Mary's we have many opportunities to learn about Spanish culture: this includes learning about festivals, traditions and food. We compare our traditions to those in Spain and South America. All of this prepares us to be confident linguists prepared for the workforce and to communicate as we travel across the globe feeling at home wherever we go.
We use Primary Languages Network to deliver our MFL curriculum. For further information regarding our MFL curriculum, please contact Mrs Heaton (Subject Lead) or Mrs Follin (Head of School) via the School Office.