At St.Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we understand that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It will also create potential opportunities in the future for studying and working abroad.
As part of the requirement to teach KS2 pupils a language, pupils at our school will be taught Spanish following the national curriculum requirements. We believe our languages curriculum opens pupils up to a variety of cultures and helps to foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.
By the time pupils leave St. Joseph's Primary School, they will be able to:
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
- Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
- Write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using a variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
- Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
In addition festivals celebrated in the Spanish speaking world will also be studied.