At Grampound Road Primary we have chosen to study Spanish.
We aim to foster our children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Our children are taught to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.
In KS2 children are taught to:
- listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
- explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
- engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
- speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
- develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
- present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
- read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
- broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
- write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
- understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
We provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. The learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils, helping them to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with an aim of making substantial progress in one language. The children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed to lay the foundations for further language learning in future.