Modern Foreign Languages
This year we are lucky enough to have Senora Creese as our Specialist Spanish teacher. Senora Creese worked with our upper school children last year and has now agreed to work with the whole school to provide an exciting new curriculum.
At Albany Junior School we teach languages by meeting the requirements of the KS2 national curriculum. Learning a foreign language is about providing experiences and an understanding of other cultures. A high quality languages education should foster pupil’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.
We aim to achieve this knowledge by ensuring that all pupils can
§ 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
§ can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
§ discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
Lower KS2– Greetings, colours, numbers, family, food and classroom instructions.
Upper KS2– to recap on previous learning, learn how to speak on the high street, ask for and give directions, names of different sports, to be able to give opinions and carry out dictionary work
Teaching is designed to take account of out five key curriculm drivers with skills and knowledge taken from our progression documents to ensure age appropriate content. Where appropriate, links are also made to ensure that children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development