Foreign languages - Spanish
The aim of the Languages Curriculum at Rednal Hill Junior School is:
To develop the confidence and competence of each child in learning Spanish. Our goal is for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education.
We will help them develop and demonstrate progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning Spanish:
We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in these key language learning skills - properly preparing them for the next stage of their language learning journey. These skills will develop children’s ability to understand what they hear and read and enable them to express themselves in speech and writing. We will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English. We will also help strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other countries and comparing it with their own.
Delivery of Language Lessons at Rednal Hill Junior School
Spanish is taught in a whole class setting by the class teacher and is therefore not reliant on one key member of staff.
Teachers plan their lessons using the Language Angels scheme of work and can supplement this with their own ideas.
The lessons are designed to motivate, captivate, and interest children from the first moment. They have clear, achievable objectives and incorporate different learning styles. SEN children have access to the curriculum through variation of task, grouping or support from an adult.
Each class has a timetabled lesson of thirty minutes per week.
Spanish lessons include:
- Interactive games
- Songs & raps
- Differentiated desk-based consolidation activities
- Worksheets (at three different levels of challenge) are provided throughout each teaching unit and can be used in class
A typical Spanish lesson will consist of:
- Hearing and repeating Spanish phonemes, that are appropriate to the lesson
- High focus on speaking and listening
- Independent activity
- Consolidation through quizzes, songs, and games
Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise, and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all five language skills:
Teachers are provided with a Progression Map and Grammar Grid.
As this academic year we are beginning to teach Spanish, this is the coverage plan for the first year:
Mr. C. Flanagan
If you'd like to find out more please contact me via the school office using:
Tel: 0121 453 2520 or