At Foundry Lane Primary School we believe all children should have the opportunity throughout Key Stage 2 to study a foreign language and develop their interest in the culture of other nations. They should have access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities, making use of native speakers and e-learning. From Year 3 to Year 5 children centre their learning on Spanish. Then in Year 6 apply their language learning skills to learning French.
By the end of Key Stage 2 most children should be able to sustain quite a long conversation in Spanish through a series of questions and answers. They also acquire some basic Spanish grammar alongside this.
Learning to say hello
Where do you live?
Year 5 (Now Year 6!)
Gradually reading and writing is introduced to the language learning
We always find opportunities to focus on the intercultural aspects of language learning and have celebrated International Day for the last 10 years. We centre our attention on something new each year, for example Spanish artists, festivals around the world, British values, Poland and this year we thought about the impact of plastic on our planet. This has led to a number community projects such as contributing to eco-brick projects:
An eco-brick is a building block made entirely from unrecyclable plastic. It’s created by filling a plastic bottle with clean, dry plastic until it’s packed tightly and can be used as a building block.
Eco-bricks can be used in all sorts of sustainable building projects, which makes them a great way to dispose of plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfill, and potentially, the ocean.
To find out more try this website:
The children took part in several activities which helped them appreciate how careful we need to be when using plastics.
The Internet offers many opportunities for the children to consolidate their skills. Here are a few fun sites:
Numbers and Colours
Days of the Week
Parts of the body
Telling the time