MFL (Spanish)

Modern Foreign Languages 

Spanish Subject Information

Statement of Intent:

At Giles Junior School, we use a scheme of learning for our Spanish lessons called ‘Language Angels’. Language Angels allows children to learn a foreign language through interactive lessons and activities. We aim for all children to be able to speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures. Through active participation, we aim for them to develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.

Our aim is to equip the children with a fantastic experience of learning a new language that they can use with their friends or on holiday. As many secondary schools in the local area offer Spanish as a subject, we feel that introducing them early on in their school life, will promote enthusiasm and encourage passion for different cultures.

 Planning and lesson delivery:

One Spanish unit will be taught each term. Units covered throughout their time in Giles will ensure they have a good understanding of animals, hobbies, greetings, colours and numbers to name a few.    

Teachers will ensure that lessons are varied between written activities or exciting interactive lessons where they will be learning through games and rehearsal.

 Marking and Feedback:

Assessment and feedback of Spanish will be done during the lesson itself. Assessment for learning takes place when having class discussions or through oral practice of new vocabulary. Verbal feedback will be a main contributor to the response the children during the lesson, in order to correct any pronunciation errors.