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27/06/23

Very excited for this! https://t.co/VqVhMMxoqt

21/06/23

A sneak peak of this year's VIAT Festival!Expect to see a variety of Art, Literature, Drama and Music performances from students across the Trust. Also attending this year is who will be performing creative Freestyle Football and hosting masterclasses on the day! pic.twitter.com/tqRjlaW6cg

16/06/23

A sneak peak of this year's VIAT Festival!Expect to see a variety of Art, Literature, Drama and Music performances from students across the Trust. Also attending this year is who will be performing creative Freestyle Football and hosting masterclasses on the day! pic.twitter.com/tqRjlaW6cg

23/05/23

Are you looking for a new challenge? We would like a brilliant SRP teacher to join our friendly team! You can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/uPsLva9dHGYou can also watch a video about our fabulous Trust SRPs here: https://t.co/NaOQAbXLk9 pic.twitter.com/e0RQPvp2pD

15/05/23

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for an SRP Teacher - you can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/sH8E48iHEW pic.twitter.com/dTxMhym8Yl

06/03/23

We are currently looking for a one-to-one Teaching Assistant and an after school Playworker to join our friendly East Borough team - you can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 pic.twitter.com/6sXBUEpfQs

30/01/23

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for Schools Out playworker to join our friendly team for 15 hours per week. You can find full details here: https://t.co/1rEz9GaunF pic.twitter.com/AhSv1BHDW2

18/01/23

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are looking for a term-time cleaner to work 12.5 hours per week. You can find all the details here: https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 pic.twitter.com/C1doMtTF84

15/11/22

Book fair! Tuesday 29th November 2022 and Thursday 1st December 2022 (3.15pm – 4pm).Card payments available. pic.twitter.com/XrgZoqsFoJ

03/10/22

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship evening on 11 October 2022 - visit their website to book your place now - https://t.co/h9O5JNzllA pic.twitter.com/pdP1p45r83

12/09/22

Hello Recently we changed our class name to an author and we changed ours to Hardy - after you! Our question for you is, how did you have the idea of the Griffin Gate Series?Hardy Class, East Borough Primary School.

14/03/22

Are you considering a career in teaching? Or are you already a teacher?We are offering the opportunity to visit one of our primary schools on Thurs 24 March 2022 between 3.30pm-5pm so you can see what we have to offer first-hand.Book here: https://t.co/ANKi3OvBIO

10/02/22

Don't forget, tomorrow is Times Tables Rock Stars day, when all children can dress up as a rock star! We can't wait to see their outfits! pic.twitter.com/n7t3PuQJpb

23/09/21

Don't forget this Friday, pupils can bring in 50p to buy an ice pole! All the money raised will go towards the school playground appeal. pic.twitter.com/OwZX4G6r6r

23/09/21

Did you know that SET Tennis deliver lessons and clubs at East Borough? The children really enjoy these sessions, make good progress and we would definitely recommend the sessions to anyone who would like to give it a go! pic.twitter.com/WukI7aOoAe

22/09/21

Parent Breakfast!Come and join us for a light breakfast, after you have dropped your children off at the beginning of the day! Young children are welcome.Where: Main HallWhen: Wednesday 13th OctoberTeachers will drop in to say hello - we'd love to see you there. pic.twitter.com/R7zUmiwQy1

20/09/21

The PTA is looking to provide a second-hand uniform service and would greatly appreciate any donations of school jumpers or cardigans, summer dresses, logo t-shirts and grey skirts and trousers that are in good condition.Please bring your donations to the main school reception. pic.twitter.com/9PbKJ5nhhh

25/08/21

Well done, Sophia! Runner-up in the Big Writing Challenge! We are so proud.Find out more and read Sophia's fantastic story here - https://t.co/RKjF93AEdE pic.twitter.com/yg6OFa9Q2c

26/07/21

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to work in our Specialist Resource Provision. You can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/KY7wa9ItQK pic.twitter.com/CVhLqDwbCD

21/06/21

A reminder that this Friday (25 June) is a staff development say so children do not need to come into school. pic.twitter.com/uvDErgLSOc

21/05/21

The latest edition of our Trust's Online Safety Newsletter is now available. This edition covers information and issues including: keeping your child safe online, social media, fake news, online grooming, protecting your privacy and online gaming.https://t.co/OwdVj18U11 pic.twitter.com/jjdZWhIB8i

06/04/21

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here:https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx pic.twitter.com/oPoVPZtOIi

29/04/21

Would you like to join our friendly team at SST Maidstone? We are currently recruiting for a Learning Mentor to provide 1:1, small group and class-based support. You can find all the details, and apply, here:https://t.co/WfR4eLpzI5 pic.twitter.com/Y1y6YsAGsN

14/03/22

Are you considering a career in teaching? Or are you already a teacher?We are offering the opportunity to visit one of our primary schools on Thurs 24 March 2022 between 3.30pm-5pm so you can see what we have to offer first-hand.Book here: https://t.co/ANKi3OvBIO

07/05/21

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here:https://t.co/iqfxMwnLmD

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum across all key stages and we believe that learning a foreign language is an essential skill in today’s global society.

Our primary MFL curriculum enables all pupils to reach a level of mastery which will support them in their future MFL studies at secondary level. Aside from developing language skills, there are a number of broader aims, including cultural awareness, fostering pupils’ curiosity to understand the world and broadening the experiences that we offer our pupils.

Learning a modern foreign language provides a wealth of opportunities to practise before an audience and develop both speaking and listening skills. We want them to confidently demonstrate their strong interpersonal skills and confidently communicate using their new language skills. Furthermore, we are striving for our pupils to become well-prepared global citizens and enable them to have the ability to participate confidently within their future roles in a global society.

Spanish is taught to our KS2 pupils on a weekly basis.

Intent

  • To build a curriculum subject which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge in order to prepare our pupils to become global citizens now and in their future.
  • To design a curriculum subject with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum. This will ensure that the pupils receive a ‘balanced and broadly-based’ curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development to prepare them potential opportunities and responsibilities in the future.
  • To build an MFL curriculum subject which ensures children can communicate in another language other than English.
  • To design and resource an MFL programme of study which enables our children to explore and experience the cultural capital of Spain through its language and traditions.

Our goal is that all pupils will have a deep understanding of how a language works start them on their journey towards independent, confident communication. The structure of our programme of study reflects this goal, with composites designed to build a solid foundation of language knowledge, understanding and skills. The learning goals complement the methodology currently used in primary schools and also support the skills required for study of MFL at a secondary school.

Our goals are that pupils will learn to:

  • Use phonics to be able to pronounce Spanish words with precision and independently;
  • Understand, retain and apply some of the fundamental grammatical rules such as gender, plurals, verb conjugations and tenses;
  • Give presentations and have conversations in Spanish, using phonics to help with pronunciation and using intonation, pace and gesture to facilitate communication;
  • Read authentic Spanish texts and using reading comprehension strategies and retained vocabulary to understand them and give opinions on them
  • Build resilience and use a bank of strategies when listening to authentic texts
     

Implementation

  • Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough follows a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The scheme of work will focus on the statutory requirements and will be enhanced by providing events and experiences that develop cultural capital.
  • MFL is taught on a weekly basis as a block unit within a term. Lessons will be enhanced through the wider curriculum and reinforced through cultural capital events such as international cultural days/weeks.
  • Children gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish language studied through the use of high-quality resources that utilise native speakers.
  • The four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are taught within a sequence of lessons.
  • Children can discuss and compare the traditions and culture of Spanish citizens to that of their own.
  • Formative and summative assessments build upon and link prior learning and a common level of mastery is achieved by all pupils before moving on to another composite.

Impact

  • Children will know more and remember more about MFL and in particular, the Spanish language.
  • Children will be able to recognise and apply the Spanish vocabulary verbally.
  • Children will begin to write some key phrases in Spanish.
  • A majority of pupils will meet the objectives as set out in the languages programme of study.
  • Foster an interest in learning other languages.
  • To make pupils aware of language structures and how they differ from one language to another.
  • To assist children in developing an awareness of cultural differences.
  • To further develop their speaking and listening skills.

The teaching sequence in MFL

MFL (Spanish) is taught weekly through whole class teaching. During Spanish sessions, children are given the opportunity to work as a class, as individuals and as part of a group. The choice of class organisation is determined by the learning task. By its nature, MFL will involve lots of interaction with visual, auditory and kinaesthetic prompts. Every year group’s units of work include:

  • Step 1 ‘Big Picture’ - setting the Spanish learning that is about to take place within the chronology of the pupils MFL learning to date.
  • Step 2 Review most recent learning in Spanish.
  • Step 3 Learning Key Spanish Vocabulary.
  • Step 4 Using Oracy (using spoken language)
  • Step 5 Applying Literacy – writing Spanish and applying grammar

Ongoing throughout - Developing Intercultural Understanding.

When beginning a new topic, the lessons will typically start with a couple of oral based lessons where the children can listen, understand and repeat phrases with correct pronunciation. This helps children to be able to use words and phrases in correct contexts. The lessons will then follow on with activities where children can use and practise the new vocabulary in certain contexts, for example role playing a café setting where children can use the vocabulary they have recently learnt about food. Towards the end of the topic the focus of the lessons will be more written based where the children will have the opportunity to put spellings with certain sounds.

Assessment

In order for pupils to know more, remember more and do more in regards to learning a modern foreign language, these aspects must be evident in the implementation of the MFL curriculum throughout school. The teaching sequence along with the progression of skills and knowledge, allows the new vocabulary encountered to be used within a purposeful context. Pupils complete an end of module  assessment or project. The assessments and projects undertaken cover all areas of the MFL curriculum – listening, speaking, reading, knowledge about Spain and knowledge about language.

Progression in skills information

Years 3 and 4

Listening

Speaking

Writing

Reading

Do they understand a range of questions?

Can students respond to questions about themselves eg. Name, age, birthday etc.

Can students spell a selection of words using their knowledge of Spanish phonics and how different letters sound?

Can they read and understand single words and short phrases?
 

 

Do they understand how to respond to a range of questions?

Can students pronounce Spanish letters and show an understanding of Spanish phonics?

Can students apply grammar techniques to their written work?

Can they read aloud single words and phrases?

Do they understand differences in grammar through listening activities?

Can students give an opinion on food they like and dislike?

Can students conjugate infinitive verbs into different tenses?

Can they identify important vocabulary and key grammar concepts?

Can students participate in activities such as role plays and understand questions put to them?

Can students deliver a presentation in the target language and participate in activities such as role plays?

 

Can they use books or glossaries to find the meanings of new words?

Years 5 and 6

Listening

Speaking

Writing

Reading

Do they understand a range of questions?

Can students respond to questions about themselves eg. Name, age, birthday etc.

Can students spell a selection of words using their knowledge of Spanish phonics and how different letters sound?

Can they read and understand short texts?
 

 

Do they understand how to respond to a range of questions?

Can students pronounce Spanish letters and show an understanding of Spanish phonics?

Can students apply grammar techniques to their written work?

Can they read independently?

Do they understand differences in grammar through listening activities?

Can students give opinions?

Can students conjugate infinitive verbs into different tenses?

Can they identify important vocabulary and key grammar concepts?

Can students participate in activities such as role plays and understand questions put to them?

Can students justify their opinions with reasoning?

Can students use conjunctions to make their sentences more interesting?

Can they use books or glossaries to find the meanings of new words?

 

Can students listen to a text and pick out key information to answer questions related to the text?

Can students deliver a presentation in the target language and participate in activities such as role plays?

Can students respond to simple questions about a photo card or role play?

Can they use context to work out unfamiliar words?

 

Can students listen to others and make judgements on their Spanish speaking skills?

Can students explain complex grammar concepts?

Can students respond to questions about a text in the target language?

Can they identify key grammar concepts through reading?

 

Can students use conjunctions to make their sentences more interesting?

Can students give a written opinion and justify their opinion?

 

Progression of knowledge

 

Year 3 & 4

Year 5 & 6

Listening

- Students can understand a range of questions.

- Students can understand and follow simple classroom instructions.

- Students can listen and understand the numbers 1-31 and understand them in sentences describing ages and birthdays.

- Students can understand opinion phrases

- Students can understand key features of a text

- Students can understand and respond to a range of questions

- Students can identify key grammar concepts in listening activities

- Students can understand and follow classroom instructions

- Students can listen and understand the numbers 1-31 and understand them in sentences describing ages and birthdays.

- Students can understand opinion phrases and justifications

- Students can understand short texts and pick out key information to answer questions

- Students can understand role play activities and respond to questions

 

Speaking

Students can:

- respond to questions about themselves eg. Name, age, birthday etc

- pronounce Spanish phonics

- Use opinion phrases to give an opinion

- use short, simple sentences to engage in a role play activity

- describe a photo card in short, simple sentences

- deliver a short presentation, using the TL occasionally

- apply grammar rules to their spoken work

Students can:

- respond to questions about themselves eg. Name, age, birthday etc

- pronounce Spanish phonics

- Use opinion phrases to give an opinion and justify their opinion with reasoning and adjectives

- use simple and sometimes complex sentences to engage in a role play activity

- describe a photo card in short, simple sentences

- deliver a presentation, using the TL often

- apply grammar rules to their spoken work

- use conjunctions to make their sentences more interesting

 

 

 

Writing

Students can:

- spell certain words eg. Numbers through their knowledge of Spanish phonics

- use ‘me gusta’ to give an opinion

- apply grammar techniques to their written work

- conjugate infinitive verbs into the 1st person, present tense

Students can:

- spell certain words eg. Numbers through their knowledge of Spanish phonics

- use ‘me gusta’ to give an opinion and justify their opinion using ‘porque’

- apply grammar techniques to their written work eg. Making nouns plural, adjectival agreements etc

- conjugate infinitive verbs into the present and past tense

- use conjunctions to make their sentences more interesting

- respond to questions about a text in the target langauge

 

 

Knowledge about language

Students can:

- identify what an accent is and why we use them in Spanish

- use the verb ‘tengo’

- identify the difference between masculine and feminine nouns

- make adjectival agreements

- understand how to conjugate an infinitive verb

Students can:

- identify what an accent is and why we use them in Spanish

- use the verb ‘tengo’

- identify the difference between masculine and feminine nouns

- explain how to make a singular noun, plural

- make adjectival agreements

- understand how to conjugate an infinitive verb

- explain the difference between ‘me gusta’ and ‘me gustan’ and when to use them correctly

Knowledge about Spanish

Students can:

- identify Spain on a map

- identify other countries that speak Spanish

- identify the capital of Spain

- recognise the Spanish flag

- name Spanish foods

Students can:

- identify Spain on a map

- identify other countries that speak Spanish

- identify the capital of Spain

- recognise the Spanish flag

- name a famous Spanish festival

- name Spanish foods

Spanish - Whole School Overview

Click here to view the whole school overview for Spanish at Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough.

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