Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
National Curriculum in England, Languages programmes of Study (DfE 2013)
From September 2014, Languages have been a statutory part of the National Curriculum at KS2. The focus language at our school is Spanish.
At Timberley, we use the Language Angels scheme of work. https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ which has been adapted to suit our school. The scheme covers the aims of the Programme of Study and throughout the children's four years of learning in KS2 they will cover a range of topics, including some linked to topics covered in IPC. All units have a clear linguistic and grammatical purpose and the scheme allows children to listen to native speakers and encourages them to make links between Spanish and other languages they speak.
These are the units each year group will cover. A unit takes approximately one half term to complete.
Introductions and greetings
A healthy life
At the café
At the weekend
Me in the world
** Denotes a link to the IPC unit covered in that year group
Remember, if you are learning at home then you can still keep on practising your Spanish skills using the Language Angels Home School website:
Ask your teacher for the log on details and have fun!