Pupils and staff at Rugby Free Primary School are a representation of the multi-cultural society living in modern Great Britain in the 21st century, therefore we believe it is essential that all pupils at RFPS learn one foreign language throughout their time here as a celebration of diversity within our society.
We believe that learning a foreign language is vital. It provides an opening to other cultures which children can reflect on and use well beyond their primary education. The teaching of languages at RFPS should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.
We believe in helping engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
We want our pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.
At RFPS, we have chosen to use the ‘Primary Languages Network’ scheme of work to support staff in teaching Spanish to our pupils. We have chosen this scheme because it provides clear progression of knowledge and skills that allow pupils to sequentially work through during their time in KS2. The scheme also supports teachers in having sound subject knowledge in pronunciation and knowledge of the Spanish language. We have adapted the scheme to ensure built in and planned opportunities for retrieval of previous leaning and we believe retention is key in ensuring children progress in the understanding, speaking and listening, reading and writing of Spanish.