Our aim is to embed Spanish in our school community so the pupils understand the purpose of learning a Modern Foreign Language. Learning a new language is key to becoming part of the global community we live in nowadays and by setting a starting point in Primary Education, we can be on the right track to achieving this objective. The learning of an additional language will help the children to be successful in their professional future and feel part of wider society. At this stage, our objective is to build children’s curiosity and to develop their passion for Spanish. We provide the children with engaging and fun activities to develop their linguistics skills and build on their enthusiasm and engagement. This begins in EYFS with informal lessons and educational games all the way to KS2, where the pupils will start to demonstrate an understanding of basic grammar and listening skills.
NUESTRA PÁGINA DE ESPAÑOL (OUR SPANISH PAGE)
At Morningside we believe that learning a new language is vital because it creates so many positive opportunities for pupils and allows them to discover other cultures. Therefore, it’s our intent to teach languages so that children gain confidence, knowledge and transferrable skills about modern foreign languages to help them to progress with Spanish at secondary school and hopefully beyond.
To ensure our Spanish provision at Morningside is of the highest standard, our curriculum lessons are delivered by a native speaker from Junior Jam. The Spanish curriculum is made up of half-termly units, with step-by-step progression, always building on prior knowledge and skills, giving children the opportunity to consolidate, deepen and progress their Spanish language skills.
Curriculum Overview Spanish
Junior Jam Progression Map and Knowledge Organisers
Junior Jam Spanish progression map
Junior Jam Spanish Knowledge Organiser Level 1
Junior Jam Spanish Knowledge Organiser Level 2
Junior Jam Spanish Knowledge Organiser Level 3
Junior Jam Spanish Knowledge Organiser Level 4
The Junior Jam Spanish language course incorporates interactive songs and visual learning as well as written and verbal tasks.
It is our hope that educating pupils in topics such as greetings or food and drink in Spanish will develop a new skill for them and we can hone this interest in the hope that it may one day be something they choose to use.
Key Stage Two Curriculum documents
Key Stage Two unit of work example
Within the lessons, our Spanish teacher monitors pupils closely to ensure progression is being made and that what they’ve set out to achieve through the curriculum is being met. The teacher will do this to gauge the understanding and retention of knowledge.
The impact for those children between Year 3 and Year 6 learning our Spanish curriculum is as follows:
• Children will have been provided with opportunities to communicate with each other in the taught language
• Children will have developed their language through speaking, listening, reading and writing
• Children will have used workbooks at the school and this will be evidence for their class teachers
• Children will have improved their language learning by developing an understanding of culture
• Children’s progress will be tracked through an assessment which happens at the end of each half term
Junior Jam measure and evidence the impact of their teaching through the following methods:
• Verbal feedback during lessons.
• Session Forms – These are weekly reports on whether the learning objective for the lesson was achieved
• Course Evaluations – These are half-termly reports for each class, measuring how the class performs against a range of statements specific to the course, allowing us to track how the class performs against national expectations
• End of HT assessments – the teacher gives pupils an assessment activity at the end of each half term. The assessment asks questions relating to what they have been taught
BBC schools – Spanish