At Monega we follow the National Curriculum for all subjects. The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages. All local authority-maintained schools in England must be teaching these programmes of study from September 2014.
Please see below for the details of the National Curriculum for Languages.
Look at the children in Y3 playing a number matching game, after they have been practising their numbers up to 20 in Spanish!
If you want to keep practising numbers in Spanish, take a look below:-
Spanish Club Year 1!
We are learning greetings in Spanish!
Watching Pepa Pig in Spanish while they are working.
If you want to learn and practise greetings in Spanish, take a look at these links and activities:-
Reception – Y2:
Y3 – Y6:
Take a look at this picture and find, at least, 4 greetings. Can you write all the greetings that you know in a list with the equivalence in English?
The Spanish Language
Following the guidelines of the new primary curriculum, from September 2014, all primary schools in England will be required to teach a language at KS2.
Primary schools should choose one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Latin or Ancient Greek and offer an appropriate balance of spoken and written language as well as establish the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3.
At Monega we are learning to speak Spanish.
Monega Primary School believes that all pupils should have the opportunity to learn Spanish and so it is available to all pupils, from Nursery to Y6.
Spanish lessons are taught by a native Spanish teacher, as we believe that the Spanish language teacher should not only have a good knowledge of the language, but also to know the culture, traditions, geography etc. and to be able to convey this knowledge to our pupils.
Our school also offers Spanish club at lunchtime, three days per week for years 1 to 6 for further assistance and to increase the opportunity for pupils learn Spanish. These clubs are informative and fun, and finally rewarded with a certificate of participation.
Links to exercises and activities will also be provided online for pupils to continue at home, along with examples of work that the children have done.
We are getting rather good!
Please follow the link below for more detailed information, directly from the DfE, regarding the National Curriculum and programmes of study for Keys stages 1 and 2 as well as additional information on each subject.
Children have been learning about the weather. They made these fantastic posters as a final work. Take a look at some of them!
¡Hola a todos!
After Christmas, Year 3 have started a new topic in their Spanish lessons. They are learning about family members: ¡La familia!
Here there is a small glossary to begin to practise.
Year 4 - Year 6: You also can take a look and see if you remember all of them.
Do you want to know more? Take a look at this website!
Or click at the link if you want to sing:
For all those who want to put your knowledge into practise or consolidate what you have learnt about the topic of "family", here you have some activities. Are you able to do at least one of the following tasks?
World book day and Spanish literature:
Don Quijote de la Mancha
We have also contributed to world book day during our Spanish lessons and we talked about a world known Spanish book: Don Quijote.
Here we have what the children think about this story. Some of them, even accepted the challenge of writing a new chapter!
Diccionarios / Dictionaries
Y5 is doing a project in Spanish language entitled My Little Spanish dictionary. This project is to make a Spanish - English dictionary with everything they have learned.
It is very gratifying to see children from other years have also decided to do it on their own. And they did very well!
Here you can see some samples. And you, do you think you can make one?