Spanish Curriculum Statement
At Harefield Primary School, we deliver the Spanish curriculum, to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, following the Languages programme of study from the National Curriculum.
Our Spanish curriculum’s intention is to inspire an ambition to travel, create curiosity about the wider world, to create global citizens who can listen to, read, write and speak Spanish and have a good understanding of the importance of learning a language. We have sourced the Language Angels scheme as this is designed by linguist experts and focuses on communicating successfully in Spanish. The scheme is interactive, pre-recorded using a native speaker for accurate pronunciation, and is linked to the National Curriculum. We can even offer remote access which would be beneficial if a further lockdown happens.
We tailor and put greater emphasis on specific themes, in response to our pupils needs For example:
- We place greater emphasis on words and phrases that will support our pupils to communicate in Spanish if and when they visit a Spanish speaking country, giving them the confidence and inspiring them to travel further than their locality of Harefield, Southampton and the UK.
Our whole curriculum is comprehensibly planned and clearly sequenced and Spanish follows this consistent design, effectively adapting and developing to meet the needs of ALL pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities and those that are disadvantaged.
Our Spanish curriculum is taught by the class teacher, who will first revisit prior learning. We return to previous learning, in order for pupils to retrieve knowledge from their long-term memory and build on this, with the introduction of new knowledge. This is through an approach of clear modelling and scaffolding of new concepts. The pupils will then practise applying this knowledge in a group or individual task and have opportunities to practise oral skills to communicate their ideas.
We use key CONCEPTS that are thread through our Spanish curriculum, from Yr 3 to Yr 6, in order to build on prior learning and support pupils making strong links in their knowledge, from previous learning.
Spanish Curriculum Topic Overview
For more information on what your child will be learning in Spanish, please go to Curriculum/ Yr R to Yr 6 Curriculum Newsletters for the appropriate term.
Language Angels- (E) = early language unit, (I) Intermediate Language Teaching, Progressive Language Teaching (P)
I’m Learning Spanish – Aprendo Espanol (E)
Fruit - LA Fruta (E)
Vegetables - Las Verduras (E)
Present myself – Me Presento (I)
My Family – La Familia (I)
My Home- Mi Casa (I)
Weather- Que Tiempo Hace? (I)
Café (I) Desayuno en el café
Healthy Lifestyle (P) La Comida Sana
Clothes – La Ropa (I)
Los Verbos Regulares and Irregulares (P)