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MFL Coordinator: Miss Gladwinfield (Year 5 Teacher)   

Our foreign language assistant: Marina

How Useful Is Spanish for Business? Reasons to Translate into Spanish

 

Our curriculum

Our Northcote Curriculum is designed with the intent to maximise the potential of all of our pupils; intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally and culturally.  We take every opportunity to encourage a love for learning within all of our pupils, based around a resilience for learning and achieving greatness.  Most importantly we allow our children to learn in a safe and stimulating environment, where their views are valued.

Implementation – Spanish is delivered as part of our ‘Citizens of the World’ curriculum.

Spanish is taught by a specialist Foreign Language Assistant, Marina. In addition to these discrete lessons, teachers promote Spanish to be spoken as part of the school day by encouraging children to use their language skills in a range of different activities, for example taking the register, giving instructions, asking for drinks, writing dates and celebrating birthdays. This is further promoted by our Language Ambassadors, pupils who implement language challenges and encourage the rest of their class to become involved and use their language skills. Languages are also taught through purposeful cross curricular links, including Maths, Cooking, Dancing, P.S.H.E. and Geography. This is particularly evident during Spanish culture week, when children take part in a variety of activities linked to MFL and other curriculum areas.

MFL lessons begin in Key Stage 2, however, EYFS and KS1 join in with Spanish culture week and are also taught basic vocabulary by their teachers to encourage early language development and an introduction to MFL lessons. When children enter KS2, every class has a timetabled lesson slot each week which is taught by a Spanish language specialist. Teachers are present in classes during this time and this helps them to embed the skills of the specialist language teacher throughout the school day.

Spanish is taught via a topic approach which changes each half term. Each year group, follows differentiated learning outcomes that encourage children’s understanding and knowledge of the Spanish language to deepen and progress. 

Impact – 

Topics are revisited each year with an added skill or challenge. This ensures that each topic is revisited regularly to embed each learning objective. The lesson structure each week also allows time to revisit the previous week’s knowledge and build upon this. Children fill in ‘I can’ statements which link to the learning objectives before and after each topic is taught. This ensures that the children are progressing in Spanish and informs of gaps which need to be revisited.  Subject and school leaders monitor the impact of our curriculum provision through completing regular monitoring, that includes listening to the voice of our children.

To improve our language skills further and to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures, we have recently made a partnership with a school in Malaga, Spain! We are very excited to learn more about our Spanish friends and practise our language skills in a real-life context. Please keep checking our web page for regular updates!

 

Northcote Spanish Long-term plan (KS2):

Long term planning overview Spanish_

 

MFL Policy

mfl-policy-2022

 

Planning

Autumn 1:

Y3Aut1SpanishWebsite Y4Aut1SpanishWebsite Y5Aut1SpanishWebsite Y6Aut1SpanishWebsite

Autumn 2:

Y3Aut2SpanishWebsite Y4Aut2SpanishWebsite Y5Aut2SpanishWebsite Y6Aut2SpanishWebsite

Spring 1:

Y3Spring1SpanishWebsite Y4Spring1SpanishWebsite Y5Spring1SpanishWebsite Y6Spring1SpanishWebsite

Spring 2:

Y3Spring2SpanishWebsite Y4Spring2SpanishWebsite Y5Spring2SpanishWebsite Y6Spring2SpanishWebsite

Summer 1:

Y3Summer1SpanishWebsite Y4Summer1SpanishWebsite Y5Summer1SpanishWebsite Y6Summer1-2SpanishWebsite

Summer 2:

Y3Summer2SpanishWebsite Y4Summer2SpanishWebsite Y5Summer2SpanishWebsite

 

Knowledge Organisers

Use these KOs to help you to remember and recall your Spanish lessons!

Autumn 1:

KO- Spanish Yr3 Aut 1 KO- Spanish Yr4 Aut 1 KO- Spanish Yr5 Aut 1 KO- Spanish Yr6 Aut 1

Autumn 2:

KO – Spanish Yr 6 Aut 2 KO – Spanish Yr 3 Aut 2 KO – Spanish Yr 4 Aut 2 KO – Spanish Yr 5 Aut 2

Spring 1:

KO – Spanish Yr3 Spring 1 KO – Spanish Yr4 Spring 1 KO – Spanish Yr5 Spring 1 KO – Spanish Yr6 Spring 1

Spring 2:

KO – Spanish Yr5 Spring 2 KO – Spanish Yr3 Spring 2 KO – Spanish Yr4 Spring 2 KO – Spanish Yr6 Spring 2

Summer 1:

KO – Spanish Yr3 Summer 1 KO – Spanish Yr4 Summer 1 KO – Spanish Yr5 Summer 1 KO – Spanish Yr6 Summer 1

Summer 2:

KO – Spanish Yr3 Summer 2 KO – Spanish Yr4 Summer 2 KO – Spanish Yr5 Summer 2 KO – Spanish Yr6 Summer 2

 

Fun resources and ideas to learn Spanish at home:

SpanishActivitiesKS1 (1)

SpanishActivitiesKS2 (1)

 

Spanish songs to help your learning:

Numbers- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FEyfy5N3Nc

Days of the week- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4fREj60Crk

Months – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKznbHvPFwc

Colours – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsRKoZGaoEM

 

Useful websites:

Pupils in KS2 have a username and password to use Duolingo to support their Spanish language learning:

https://www.duolingo.com/

 

https://radiolingua.com/learnathome/?fbclid=IwAR3_XTWg9jFgS0td8MK2qfpJBQ2kRTPkP7q4ZKSTkwaisy3nnokpNrKgtbY

 

Spanish stories to enjoy:

https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories?fbclid=IwAR0dvE1xJ-bzmJXjQKpfhRAQu02fWIGHsc9Kk4JfzxiJD2qpjALBV6FR6BA

 

Play some Spanish word games:

https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-sp-pz.htm

 

BBC Learning
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

 

 

Spanish Christmas Carol Concert

Year 5 and 6 Feliz Navidad Song

Year 3 and 4 Burrito Sabanero Song

Year 6 students enjoyed a Skype session with our Spanish friends at Parque Clavero. 

They worked really hard to use their Spanish language skills in a real life scenario!

 

Spanish Homework- Discovering facts about Christmas in Spain

 

Celebration of different languages spoken at Northcote!

 

Not only are we keen to celebrate and learn about the Spanish culture, but we also celebrate the cultures of pupils and staff within our school. Pupils enjoy sharing information about their home life and enjoy teaching their class and teacher phrases from languages they speak!

Spanish Culture Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish week has seen some wonderful use of Spanish language, lots of learning about Spanish culture and lots of fun!

It is clear we have lots of budding linguists at Northcote and we hope to hear them continue to develop their brilliant Spanish. Keep it up!

Some Spanish displays around the school….