At The Crescent Primary, our vision is that our children will develop their language learning skills and become all round global citizens. We teach Spanish in order to prepare our children for a rapidly changing world. Learning a foreign language prepares our children for life in modern Britain, in which work and activities increasingly involve using languages other than English.
We intend that through learning Spanish, our pupils will develop an awareness of cultural differences and develop a tolerance of diversity within society. We also hope that through their learning of Spanish, our children will be open-minded and adventurous in all aspects of their life and learning. Our children are introduced to Spanish in KS1 through songs and simple words, then in KS2, the children complete a 30 minute lesson weekly. We celebrate The European Day of Languages to promote speaking different languages.
MFL will be taught using the principles of equality, as it is the philosophy of The Crescent Primary that leads to good teaching. We believe that it is our responsibility to encourage equal opportunity in all areas of MFL.
Equal Opportunities is a cross curricular theme that filters through all subjects and there are
many ways in which this will happen in school though Spanish here at The Crescent. Every opportunity will be taken to encourage all children to consider themselves and other people as individuals not
categories with shared goals, attributes and abilities.
All pupils will be given equal opportunity to fulfil their potential within MFL lessons regardless of ethnicity, culture, class, sex and gender and special needs (ability and disability). We also aim to challenge stereotypes of cultures and ethnicities through our Spanish teaching, and ensure the material we are sharing is of a diverse background to immerse children in a range of ethnicities to ensure that a cultural stereotype is not fostered.
Through teaching Spanish alongside the ILanguages scheme of work, we aim to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010