Spanish is taught throughout school using a blend of video, music, writing and art. We use the online app Duolingo for schools, which meets the requirements of the national curriculum. Lessons are lively and fun with a heavy emphasis on speaking and listening. Using a Chromebook, children log on and participate in units throughout the app, progressing with their achievements. They learn to read, write and speak in Spanish. Teaching is also done as a whole class with fluency modelled by teachers.
Children in Year 3 will begin by exploring stories, music and basic phrases - including writing in Spanish and translating themselves. Progressing through KS2, children will increase their fluency, translation skills and literacy skills in the language. Spanish is taught in termly-blocks, meaning that will be a focus for that term - usually 12 weeks. This allows children to focus on the subject, develop their skills, gain a routine and embed their skills.
Each year group has a set amount of targets to achieve by the end of the year. This is assessed by their teacher and linked in with prior learning to build on their skill set. Children are supported throughout KS2 and encouraged to use their skills daily.
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