At The Grove School we believe that learning languages is a joy not to be put on the back shelf. It develops a natural growth mind-set and builds well upon previous knowledge as well as underpinning understanding of the English language.
We believe that learning, enjoying, discovering and playing with languages enables children to develop their learning across the wider curriculum and lays the foundations for success in future lines of study and employment.
We recognise the importance of taking a consistent whole school approach to the teaching of Spanish in order to close any gaps and to target the highest possible number of children attaining our goals for the end of Year 6.
We have high expectations of all children and we encourage children to challenge themselves, persevere and pursue success, reaching new heights together.
Based on https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
60 minutes per week in total
a 30-minute lesson
a follow up session
Learning is divided into 5 focus areas Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and Grammar. We follow a 2 year cycle to cater for mixed age classes.
Assessment will be ongoing and passed onto the next teacher to revisit and secure previously developed knowledge.
Follow the name of the unit on the website to get to the lesson resources, including knowledge organisers, medium term planning and lesson plans, core vocabulary and power points with audio for pronunciation.
Children at The Grove enjoy speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. We can hear them using it in play and simple conversation. We can feel their aspirations for wanting to speak Spanish well but with realism that this will take time and practice and well developed knowledge.