We aim to introduce children to a range of languages here at New Bolsover Primary School. In Years 3 and 4, children are taught Spanish, followed by French in Years 5 and 6. We follow the Kapow Primary scheme, which focuses on using familiar language and routines to introduce new vocabulary and grammar in the target language.
The scheme focuses on speaking, listening, reading and writing, so that our children can express themselves in the language they are learning. We also learn about cultures and traditions, allowing us to broaden our understanding of the world. We do this through learning songs, finding out about festivals and celebrations and learning about countries where the language is spoken.
We use the Kapow Spanish scheme in Year 3 and 4, and the Kapow French scheme in Year 5 and 6. Please see the links below to find out more.
Pupils in Key Stage 2 will:
- Be able to engage in purposeful dialogue in practical situations (e.g. ordering in a cafe, following directions) and express an opinion.
- Make increasingly accurate attempts to read unfamiliar words, phrases and short texts.
- Speak and read aloud with confidence and accuracy in pronunciation.
- Demonstrate understanding of spoken language by listening and responding appropriately.
- Be able to identify word classes in a sentence and apply grammatical rules they have learnt.
- Have developed an awareness of cognates and near-cognates and be able to use them, and other language detective skills, to tackle unfamiliar words in Spanish/French.
- Be able to construct short texts on familiar topics.
- Develop a greater awareness of the wider world.