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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Spanish

“I love it, it’s really interesting to learn it. The activities we do are really, really fun. We’ve started to learn much harder Spanish vocabulary now that we're in Year 4."  Year 4 Pupil

Curriculum Intent

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. At Elmhurst, it is our intent to provide a high-quality languages education, which fosters children’s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. ​

All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning. The teaching should enable children to creatively express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. ​

It should also provide opportunities for the children to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. The teaching of language should develop children's aspirations in wanting to learn further languages, building the foundations and potential to travel, learn and work abroad. 

Curriculum Implementation 

Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. ​

Our planning is based upon the Speekee scheme of work that covers all the components of the Programme of Study. It is the intention that all children in KS2 have the opportunity to learn Spanish through songs, speech, games and other activities. ​

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KS2 will access quality first teaching of Spanish in order to adequately prepare and lay the foundations for secondary education; the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2. ​

We shall instil and foster pupil’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world beyond the United Kingdom opening up their knowledge and experiences to other cultures.​

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