Spanish is taught through a clear and comprehensive progression of skills and knowledge, that works in line with the National Curriculum. At Cholrlton C of E we have a specialist Spanish teacher who delivers lessons from EYFS through to year 6. Children are exposed to the language and given opportunities to begin speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish. Our lessons and progression have been tailored to fit our school. Our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources; speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation; write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt; and discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
The Spanish phonic system is taught discreetly and systematically, and vocabulary is chosen carefully, ensuring that pupils have an opportunity to make connections with previous learning.
Children's intercultural understanding of the Spanish speaking world is deepened through discreet lessons, and also through whole school events, displays and systems, such as every class having a dedicated Spanish speaking class which they learn about.
Our Modern Foreign Languages curriculum is also drawn from: