Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) - Spanish
Miss Lexie Crosse
At Heamoor School, we passionately believe that learning a foreign language enables us to engage with our global community. As well as helping the children develop their linguistic skills, we are equally committed to helping them explore and celebrate life beyond their everyday realities. Our desire is that children are equipped with the skills and the confidence needed to apply their new-found language skills in an authentic Spanish-speaking environment.
Our creative and interactive language sessions equip children with the linguistic skills needed to express their ideas and feelings in Spanish. Each topic is taught using a variety of songs, games and role play and all their learning is consolidated in the Summer Term, as each year group works towards a final project.
Key Stage 1
In KS1, children learn basic greetings and practise expressing how they are feeling. They learn practical vocabulary, including the days of the week, numbers to 20, the names of fruit and other foods, which they put into practise through the retelling of familiar stories.
Key Stage 2
In KS2, the children are learning to confidently greet one another in Spanish and share information about themselves with others. Through roleplay, they practise real life situations developing language and social conventions with the aim of fostering curiosity for Hispanic cultures.
Our Key Stage 2 children are also putting their writing skills into practise as they write letters to Leslie, an eleven-year-old girl who lives in the Dominican Republic.
Our MFL curriculum across both key stages ensures that pupils have a secure grounding in Spanish which will enable them to transition into further language studies at Key Stage 3.
We celebrate several annual events which take place across Spain and Latin America.
El Día de los Muertos
Los Reyes Magos