Learning a foreign language is part of the primary National Curriculum and is a requirement for all children within key stage 2 (KS2). Lawley Primary School has adopted a whole school approach to the teaching of Spanish to all pupils from Reception to Y6. The children undertake a broad and balanced programme, created by Language Angels, that takes account of abilities, aptitudes and physical, emotional and intellectual development.
Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in the foreign language they are learning. 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 substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning Spanish: speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar.
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 extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language they are learning and English. We also help strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other countries and comparing it with their own.