In Key Stage 2 the children will learn a modern foreign language. This year we have updated our MFL curriculum and each child will now study Spanish. We use many resources to support the teaching of Spanish at Holy Trinity, following Rachel Hawkes scheme of work.
Each KS2 class receives a 30 minute lesson per week. Spanish vocabulary and conversation is also reinforced by the class teachers and linked to other areas of the curriculum, wherever possible. We use a variety of techniques to encourage the children to engage actively in the modern foreign language include games, role-play and songs. We also use a multi-sensory and kinaesthetic approach to teaching.
Our curriculum is based on the guidance given in the revised National Curriculum and the supplementary guidance in Rachel Hawkes online scheme. We apply the four attainment targets for MFL to Key Stage 2. These are:
AT1: Listening and responding
AT3: Reading and responding
In Years 3 and 4 the children will experiment with and practise making the sounds from the Spanish language. They will begin to recognise and respond to familiar words and short sentences that they hear.
In Years 5 and 6 the children will be expected to engage in conversations and respond to the opinions of others.
We aim 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 length, 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.
Deepen their understanding of the wider world around them through the study of a different culture.