Modern Foreign Languages at Orchard Meadow
At Orchard Meadow pupils will deepen their understanding of the world and themselves through the exploration of Hispanic culture and the acquisition of the Spanish language.
This will emerge through:
- Compelling and comprehensible input
- The creation of beautiful work
- Real world links
Through our core Spanish curriculum children will find their voice, expand their circle, express their ideas, develop a deeper understanding of others and explore customs. Students will be exposed to a variety of rich input through authentic materials, culture, music and stories in order to develop their skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking.
As with all subjects in the Orchard Meadow Curriculum, choices about content have been carefully considered and 'stress-tested' against our curriculum drivers:
Students acquire language most effectively when the affective filter is lowered
- Input is compelling and comprehensible
- Input precedes output
- Output is celebrated but never forced
We implement our curriculum through:
- Hispanic culture
- compelling input in the form of spoken stories, music and adapted texts
- making connections with students in Spanish speaking countries
- providing students with a range of ways to show their comprehension
We measure and assess the children’s learning through:
- weekly assessment for learning tasks
- Students’ comprehension of spoken and written Spanish
- comparing the quality and standard of work against planned outcomes
Proof Of Progress (POP) quizzes
What do pupils learn?
We recognise that, following the introduction of our Spanish curriculum, most learners will be operating at a basic level. Therefore we have a stage approach, with a view to embedding core skills so that pupils will be at the end of Level 2 by the time they have reached Year 6.
Click here to view our Curriculum Overview document.
Click here to view our Skills Progression document.
Click here for a Spanish Pronunciation Guide.
Medium term plans