'A different language is a different vision of life.' - Frederico Fellini
How Spanish supports our school's vision:
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. High-quality language education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
The core language taught at Aberford is Spanish. Our planning is based on the Language Angels Scheme of work and has been adapted to suit the needs of our mixed-age classes.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
- can write at varying lengths, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
High-quality language education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At Aberford, we are committed to ensuring that teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures.
Spanish - Long Term Plans and Progression