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At Drighlington Primary School we believe that learning a second language offers children the chance to really appreciate another country, culture and people and develops their sense of being part of a global community. We believe that the ability to communicate in another language fosters aspiration and confidence and is a life-long skill for education, future employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world. Our curriculum gives children the skills they need to be successful in future language learning, encouraging them to use the skills and knowledge that they have developed in English lessons to be a ‘language detective’. Growth mindset skills are integral to this problem-solving way of working. We believe in the power of oracy, and as such Spanish lessons have a key focus on developing speaking and listening skills and upon Castillian pronunciation. Each unit focuses on phonics, key vocabulary and upon developing the ability of learners to effectively use core verbs in order that pupils are able to express themselves fluently in another language. Opportunities to develop cultural capital are planned for with a restaurant visit and writing letters to Spanish speakers.
We learn Spanish because it is the fourth most spoken language in the world – offering children a wealth of opportunities to use their language in real life; this was agreed through consultation with families.
‘You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you only know one language, you live only once.’
‘Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning a different way to think about things.’
Flora Lewis, Journalist specialising in international affairs
What do we teach and in what year group?
Formal lessons in Spanish start in Y3, however we offer wider Spanish cultural experiences throughout school. For a breakdown of our curriculum, look at the map:
Every year, around 26 September, we celebrate European Day of Languages by having a Spanish cultural day. Have a look at our twitter feeds to see our children learning Spanish flamenco dancing...
Where can I go to learn more Spanish at home?
Y3 A greetings song from BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1--ks2-mfl-spanish-greetings-with-ben-shires/zfksqp3
Y4 Telling the time https://www.euroclub-schools.org/telling-the-time-spanish-song
Y4 Christmas https://www.euroclub-schools.org/christmas-songs
Y6 Food and Revision https://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish.htm
General games and resources https://www.pandatree.com/FreeLearningSpanishResources
Word reference dictionary https://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=
Listen to some stories in Spanish https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories?fbclid=IwAR0dvE1xJ-bzmJXjQKpfhRAQu02fWIGHsc9Kk4JfzxiJD2qpjALBV6FR6BA
Play some games https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-sp-pz.htm
Look out for our Spanish Champions... coming in 2021-22
Have a listen to some of our fabulous pupils practising their Spanish vocabulary at home...