The National Curriculum requires Key Stage 2 to study a language, here at Royton Hall, we are learning Spanish.
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures (National Curriculum 2014).
The main aim of our Spanish provision is to foster curiosity, deepen understanding of the world and other cultures within our children. We recognise that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning with others.
We believe the skills, knowledge and understanding gained through learning another language contribute to the development of children’s oracy and literacy. We aim to prepare our children for the KS3 language curriculum to enable them to transfer confidently and successfully into higher education. We hope they will understand the value of learning a language and both the benefits and necessity of this skill in our modern world.
Our Spanish curriculum offers a coherently planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the National Curriculum. Through our Spanish curriculum, we aim to inspire pupils to develop a love of languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We intend to help children grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies.