Spanish is taught at Cedars Manor School from Nursery to Year 6 through the four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. We use the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes.
All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.
In addition, the children will be taught how to look up and research language they are unsure of and they will have a bank of reference materials to help them with their spoken and written tasks going forward. The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning Spanish will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences.
Pupils will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.
All classes have access to a high-quality Spanish curriculum using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources. This will progressively develop pupil skills through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons from Nursery through to Year 6.
Children will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes - building blocks of language into more complex, fluent and authentic language.
Pupil learning and progression will be assessed at regular intervals in line with school policy. Teachers will aim to assess each language skill (speaking, listening, reading and writing) twice throughout each scholastic year to be able to provide reference points against which learning and progression in each skill can be demonstrated.
In addition to following the lessons provided, teachers will also do some of the following: