At Upperwood Academy, we teach Spanish across Key Stage Two (Years 3-6). Each class is allocated an hour per week for the main language lesson and is delivered through a scheme of learning, Language Angels. Class teachers also ensure that Spanish is used where appropriate throughout the school day too, providing further opportunities for the children's language development and consolidation.
The National Curriculum statutory requirement from September 2014 asks Key Stage Two pupils and teachers to focus on making substantial progress in at least one modern foreign language. Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in Spanish. We have selected the Spanish language for our children to learn in Key Stage Two as this links in with other currculum areas and it is also the language that the local feeder secondary school teach.
Our goal is for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they leave us. 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.
Discrete Spanish lessons take place in Key Stage Two. In EYFS and Key Stage One children are exposed to basic greetings, numbers to ten and colours to become familiar with the basics of the Spanish language.