At South Harringay School, we provide our children with a creative, stimulating curriculum where they can enjoy exploring language and become life-long lovers of Spanish.
We use the Scheme of Work adopted by the Hackney Learning Trust in Key Stage 2 which covers the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Spanish. Each half termly unit sets out the learning outcomes, skills, grammar and structures, phonics foci and core language. The units are rigorously sequenced in order to develop pupils’ language skills and linguistic knowledge. In order to ensure ‘mastery learning’ the skills, grammar, structures and vocabulary are revisited in different themes throughout the Key Stage. Our Spanish teacher provides high quality modelling of Spanish with visual, auditory and kinaesthetic opportunities for pupils to practise manipulating the language, especially in pairs. The development of excellent accents and intonation is reinforced in every lesson with bigger emphasis on writing once these are secure. We use consistent strategies for deliberate vocabulary development across the school and across subjects. Throughout, the language learning is based within the context of the culture of the Hispanic world, and the development of intercultural understanding is a key element of our teaching.
There is on-going assessment of progress against clearly defined outcomes. As well as pupils written work, iPads are used as a way of capturing oral work and assessing pupils needs as they progress through a unit of work.