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Storrington Primary

Spanish

At Storrington Primary School, we want all learners to SHINE, be safe, happy, independent, never give up and excel. We provide opportunities for our children to develop as creative, confident and caring learners and members of our community. Through our values led curriculum and rights respecting approach we work together to ensure children are prepared for their next stages of life in modern Britain and beyond.

Excellent outcomes for all will be planned using the national curriculum and iLanguages Spanish scheme of work as a basis. From this all adults will deliver meaningful lessons and children should by the end of the key stage:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written Spanish 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
  • 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.

 

The curriculum provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3.  It enables pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary. 

Pupils are taught to:

 

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including: feminine, masculine forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations for all children and encourage pride in their learning leading to excellent outcomes. All learners including those in receipt of pupil premium or with additional needs will have specifically planned opportunities to ensure progress. Targeted support and intervention will support learners to feel confident in class in embedding the important knowledge they need in order for connections in learning to be made.

Storrington Primary school liaises closely with all stakeholders to ensure professional relationships can exist in the pursuit of achieving growth of pupils’ learning and achievements. The school is committed to working with parents and carers to secure positive relationships to support children’s learning.

Spanish monitoring takes place from all levels, SLT, governors and subject leaders and happens at least once a year. It plays an important part in self review and planning for next steps. Children also support this process through pupil voice, class and school council.