Modern Foreign Languages
“Learning a language enriches the curriculum. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enhance the overall teaching and learning experience. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained can make a major contribution to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture/s and those of others.” The Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages (DfES 2005)
At Marden Primary School our emphasis for teaching Modern Foreign Languages is on enjoyment. This is achieved through practical application, and through making relevant links with other curriculum areas.
Marden provides age-appropriate Primary Language learning opportunities for all children throughout the school. The focus language taught in our school is Spanish from Year 3 to Year 6.
Teaching and Learning
At Marden Primary School we make learning languages fun by singing songs, playing games and hearing and reading stories. We use the scheme called Language Angels to enhance teaching and learning. Children are taught specific skills, concepts and vocabulary in weekly lessons. Your child will also be provided with their own personal login details so they can access the website for their home learning.
Assessment and Recording
All Spanish learning is recorded in children’s folders and should typically evidence all four stages (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing). Children are aware of their targets and self-assess their learning as well the teachers.
What you can do at home:
Check out the BBC bitesize website for lots of useful language clips.
Encourage your child to use their Language Angels login at home, in order to practise what they are learning in school.