Curriculum link: MFL – Spanish
At Tyssen pupils learn Spanish from Year 3 to Year 6 from a specialist native Spanish speaking teacher. There are also opportunities in class for children to access Spanish beyond their weekly lesson. Instructions are often given in Spanish to extend the children’s access to it and they are given opportunities to rehearse new vocabulary.
Pupils are given lots of practise in speaking and listening and are encouraged to learn through songs, games and role play. They are also given opportunities to develop their reading and writing skills in order to prepare them for KS3 language learning. Pupils learn about different Spanish speaking countries which allows them to explore their own cultural identities and those of others.
We are lucky to have many native Spanish speaking pupils at Tyssen and they are given the opportunity to develop their reading, writing and grammatical understanding. They are also able to act as mentors to the other children.
We believe that learning a language enriches the curriculum and provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers. It helps to create enthusiastic learners and to develop lifelong positive attitudes to language learning.
Useful links: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/