“To create and foster curiosity about other languages and cultures and to deepen pupils’ understanding of the wider world. Through the teaching of Spanish, pupils are given language learning skills which can be applied to any language later in life and which can be useful in the wider world of work. They are also introduced to many aspects of hispanic culture and history, to deepen their enjoyment of the subject.”
FOREIGN LANGUAGES INTENT
The Langney Primary Academy Foreign Languages curriculum links to the school’s overarching vision for each of its subjects by ensuring:
Curriculum innovation and teaching pedagogy in Foreign Languages is at the forefront of education.
Langney Primary Academy is a Centre of Excellence in Foreign Languages with the highest standard of teaching.
Talent discovery of pupils showing aptitude in Foreign Languages is harnessed and opportunities provided to enrich and challenge.
There is a balance between high standards (excellence) and enjoyment for the subject.
Life chances and career aspirations are raised.
Health and Wellbeing is endorsed.
BEING A CENTRE OF
INNOVATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Our emphasis is on bringing language and culture to life and to imbue all pupils with the confidence to be able to communicate effectively in Spanish. Through a wide ranging Foreign Languages curriculum which includes Spanish music, drama and literature we aim to inspire curiosity, enthusiasm and enjoyment.
BEING A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Through specialist MFL teaching, pupils are exposed to a rich and meaningful language learning experience. They will learn how to use their language skills in real situations and also become more knowledgeable about issues of current and historic cultural importance.
OF PUPILS IN
TALENT DISCOVERY OF PUPILS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
All pupils are supported and encouraged, regardless of ability. At Langney Primary Academy we are also very keen to spot gifted language learners, particularly among disadvantaged pupils. We have a Swale Spanish Scholars Programme where those that are identified can deepen and extend their learning.
A BALANCE BETWEEN EXCELLENCE (STANDARDS) AND ENJOYMENT IN
A BALANCE BETWEEN EXCELLENCE AND ENJOYMENT IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
The Spanish curriculum at Langney provides a balance between development of accurate grammatical knowledge and widening vocabulary, and a breadth of cultural capital (for example topics based on Spanish art, food, music and explorers etc) in order to inspire curiosity.
RAISING ASPIRATIONS & LIFE CHANCES IN
RAISING ASPIRATIONS & LIFE CHANCES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Equipping pupils with transferrable language learning skills and confidence, will prepare them for positive experiences in language learning at secondary school. It will also encourage them to value the asset that speaking a foreign language can be, in the world of work.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING LINKS TO
HEALTH & WELLBEING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
The focus in Spanish lessons is on communication for practical purposes. Pupils are encouraged to listen to each other and to express their own ideas in a supportive environment. There is also a strong emphasis on working together to develop language skills.