“To learn another language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.”
Learning a foreign language is part of the primary National Curriculum and is a requirement for all children within key stage 2 (KS2). The Free School Norwich has adopted a whole school approach to the teaching of Spanish to all pupils.
The Free School Norwich uses the Language Angels Spanish scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum, that will inspire and excite our key stage 2 pupils, using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.
The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across key stage 2. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas.
The Free School Norwich has a larger than average proportion of children who already speak more than one language. The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity towards foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Knowing more than one language offers pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners as well as open-minded global citizens.