Bienvenidos a español! Welcome to Spanish!
All our pupils from Year 3 onwards learn Spanish and enjoy the benefits of starting to learn a foreign language at an early age. We teach through songs, videos, games, interactive activities and lessons based on a practical communicative approach.
Our aim at Lauriston is to ensure that children develop a good basic understanding and a love of Spanish. We help them acquire the foundations for further foreign language learning at Key Stage 3 and a smoother transfer to Secondary School.
We endeavour to enable our pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language by working on the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Excellent accent and intonation are reinforced in every lesson since we believe in a “Talk for writing approach”
Our stimulating curriculum and an eclectic approach to teaching enables us to use different techniques and resources to provide our children with a high-quality language education. Sessions are aimed at infusing children a love of Spanish and children like Spanish because they can enjoy playing with the language and become life-long lovers of Spanish whilst maintaining high educational expectations.
Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures, fosters children´s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. All children regardless of their background and ability are encouraged to develop their full potential in Spanish. All pupils feel engaged and enjoy learning Spanish within the context of the culture of the Hispanic world.
Our curriculum overview gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.
Summer Term 2018
This Summer Term, we will try to consolidate what we learnt in previous terms in Spanish and we will introduce some new exciting topics. We will be learning communication in the classroom, the family members, maths, phonics & the Spanish alphabet, body parts, talking about our birthday, colours + the article “the” & “a”, masculine/feminine grammar patterns, food & drinks, the weather, the seasons: the summer, and likes/dislikes, opinions, sports, negation structure and intensifiers, verbs: present tense + immediate future.
Spanish website, Languagenut
Our pupils will be able to enjoy again one of the most successful websites for children to learn languages. Languagenut.com is an award-winning language learning website with interactive and engaging activities and resources for children.
All children in KS2 have been provided with a personal username and a password to access Languagenut.com anytime and anywhere they want for FREE. All KS1 pupils can also get into Languagenut using the school’s general KS1 username and password.
Pupils are free to explore across 4 levels of difficulty, catered for all children’s abilities and curiosity. At each level, they will find a large number of topics and within them different sections with activities to develop the four key skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Languagenut is the perfect language tool for your children. It is fun, absolutely gripping and includes numerous games and other activities to extend pupils’ learning time for Spanish. Please encourage your child(ren) to use it as much as they can and we are sure that it will help them to improve their Spanish and to develop a love of learning a foreign language.