Why do we choose to learn Spanish as our Modern Foreign Language subject?
Spanish is the official language in the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.There are 425,000,000 Spanish speakers in the world. It is the fourth most widely spoken language.
In Key Stage 2, children are explicitely taught Spanish for at least 45mins per week by a languages specialist teacher from the high school. At Kingstone, it is our intent that Spanish is an inspiring, exciting, meaningful and memorable subject. Using spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources, as well as through singing, children will achieve their full potential in their languages learning. This will include: developing an appreciation of language, speaking with increasing confidence and fluency, and being able to write for different purposes. Utimately, our pupils will feel enthused, willing and able to continue studying and using languages in high school and beyond. We intend 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 develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of others and cultural differences. The intention is that our children work towards becoming life-long language learners.
Our intent is also to celebrate and be proud of all the other languages spoken by our children and their families at home.
The document below outlines the spanish that will be taught in each year group, each half term.