How do we assess Spanish?
How do we assess the impact of our curriculum?
Through the high quality first teaching of Spanish taking place, we will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:
- Children will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.
- Children will develop their communication and language through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the Spanish culture.
- Children will transfer to KS3 effectively and successfully and will be well prepared to continue and develop their language skills.
Languages are an important part of the curriculum at St Margaret’s and the language studied here is Spanish.
The curriculum requirements (by the end of KS2) for Spanish are:
- Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
- Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, express opinions and respond to those of others, and seek clarification and help
- Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- Broaden vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
- Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, expressing ideas clearly
- Describe people, places, things and actions in speech and in writing