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Spanish at Codnor Primary School reflects the purposeful journey for the whole child. We develop pupils' confidence to speak with fluency and spontaneity in another language, finding ways to communicate what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions. We continually work on improving the accuracy of pronunciation and intonation.

 

We aim to foster children’s curiosity and understanding of the world within language lessons, developing an understanding of other cultures and how they are similar/different to their own culture, and also to be respectful of these differences.

 

The teaching of Spanish in KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundation for further foreign language at KS3. Our carefully structured Modern Foreign Languages curriculum provides opportunities additional to the National Curriculum endpoints; to build pupils' independence, resilience, and willingness to challenge themselves; and through exposure in Spanish lessons to life skills such as British values, tolerance and respect, enable pupils to become well-rounded members of society in preparation for later life.


Aims:

  • The confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.
  • Fluency in reading.
  • Fluency and imagination in writing.
  • A strong awareness of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken.
  • A passion for languages and a commitment to the subject.
  • The ability to use language creatively and spontaneously.
  • An independence in their studies and the ability to draw upon a wide range of resources.

 

Through sequences of lessons, pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills are built, reinforced, and transferred into other contexts, allowing children to deepen their understanding and remember what they learn.


These key Spanish skills and concepts are:

  • Read fluently
  • Write imaginatively
  • Speak confidently
  • Understand the culture of the countries in which the language is spoken


Our pupils leave Codnor Primary School with the knowledge to think with other cultures and languages in mind, and have the confidence to speak another language. They value the transference of these skills into their every day life, in education and beyond.


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