At Seven Stars Primary school we believe in the importance of a high quality MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) curriculum which will open a door for all pupils into an appreciation and understanding of the many and varied cultures and languages around the world with a specific focus at Key Stage 2 on Spanish.

We want to open a door of opportunity for children to explore and develop communication and understanding within and across cultures. We believe this will help children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life and will bring an aspiration beyond their local area and bring a richness to, and understanding of, their increasingly diverse local area. We provide a practical, real-life curriculum that has a balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3.

Our intention is for children to:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of sources
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, 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.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in Spanish for various purposes
  • Develop a love for communicating in a language other than English and a fascination with other cultures that will last throughout their lives
  • Look beyond their own culture and language to appreciate other ways of life, customs and beliefs embedding our school values of tolerance, kindness, empathy and respect

Over this academic year Miss Fletcher (who is a very experienced Spanish teacher recently employed at our school) will be delivering Spanish lessons to Years 3 to 6 on a weekly basis and running a Year 2 after-school Spanish club.

Teachers and staff will build on the lessons taught by Miss Fletcher throughout the week.

See the overview of what will be taught in the first part of the Autumn term:

 

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

WB 13.9

Speaking, Listening and reading lesson:

Sp: Repeat familiar words and short, simple phrases.

L: Identify meanings of simple words they hear by matching to a picture.

Learn colours and numbers song and reinforce through games.

 

 

Conversation lesson:

Sp: Ask and answer simple questions and give basic information.

L:Understand a range of familiar spoken phrases

Name, age, simple feelings, where they live (if time)

Also: Re-cap of colours and numbers to ten.

Conversation lesson:

Sp: Ask and answer simple questions

L:Understand a range of familiar spoken phrases

 

Name, age, simple feelings, where they live.

 

*Assess knowledge of colours and numbers. *

Conversation lesson:

Sp: Take part in longer conversations with increasing fluency

L:Understand a range of familiar spoken phrases

Name, age, simple feelings, where they live, favourite colour.

 

Re-cap colours and assess knowledge of numbers.

WB 20.9

Speaking, Listening and reading lesson:

L: Identify meanings of simple words they hear by matching to a picture.

L: Identify meanings of simple words they read by matching to a picture.

Re-visit colours, numbers and feelings.

 

 

 

Vocabulary lesson: (Speaking and listening):

Sp: Ask and answer simple questions and give basic information.

Sp: Take part in a simple cnoversation

L:Understand a range of familiar spoken phrases

 

Learn to identify own hair and eye colour orally.

Game: Identify people that I am talking about from a selection of pictures- in pairs/ groups

Vocabulary lesson: (Speaking and listening):

Sp: Ask and answer simple questions and give basic information.

Sp: Take part in a simple cnoversation

L:Understand a range of familiar spoken phrases

 

Learn to identify own hair and eye colour orally.

Game: Identify people that I am talking about from a selection of pictures- in pairs/ groups

Vocabulary lesson: (Speaking and listening):

Hair colour and style

Eye colour

Sp: Take part in longer conversations with increasing fluency

L:Understand the main points from a short spoken passage

 

Learn to identify own hair colour and style as well as eye colour.

Listening activity identifying different people on the page.