Kennington CE Academy School Upper Vicarage Road Ashford, Kent TN24 9AG
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Subject leader: Mrs C Pena

As Year 3 at Kennington is the first time learning a modern foreign language for the majority of our Year 3 children, the learning focus is upon speaking and listening. Initially the focus is on the Spanish vowel sounds. Having the emphasis upon the sounds of the words in Spanish will enable children to develop the skills to be able decode unfamiliar words in Spanish using their phonic knowledge. Learning is largely through games, rhymes and songs which the children are encouraged to join in with when they feel confident. There are also activities for children who feel more confident more quickly allowing them to develop the skills of reading and even writing words when they are ready to do so. All learning is evidenced in a class floor book, showcasing the broad variety of activities and work undertaken. This means that learning time will be spent allowing the children time to develop their skills and increase their confidence in their ability to communicate in Spanish. The Long Term Plan is now in its third year so the children in years 5 and 6 will be following the planning for Year 5 in 2020-2021. Planning is below.

Spanish Superstars

Each class has a Spanish Superstar and they support both the children and their teachers. Their role includes:

  • supporting children in Spanish lessons (several of our superstars are native speakers)
  • helping to collect pupil voice
  • responsibility for the floor book
  • assisting teachers with preparation needed for the lessons
  • thinking of new ways to promote Spanish in the school
  • corresponding with our sponsored child in El Salvador

SMSC in Spanish at Kennington CE Academy

Term 5 La oruga muy hambrienta

Term 4 oso pardo

Having read the book, oso pardo, children worked to create their own version of the book using the language they had learnt about animals and colours

Year 4 have been writing their own books

Hispanic Day

On 7th September 2018, to introduce students to Spanish as our new MFL language this year, we held an Hispanic Day. The children took part in a variety of different workshops which celebrated the diversity of cultures and traditions from different Spanish-speaking countries around the world. They learnt how to prepare pico de gallo and guacamole from Mexico; churros from Spain; alfajores from Argentina. They took part in La Tomatina; made masks to celebrate the dia de muertos; they learnt the basic steps to dance flamenco and salsa; they were able to locate Spanish-speaking countries using an atlas and look for the capital cities; they also took part in a couple of quizzes answering questions about a wide range of topics all relating to the Spanish-speaking world. A fabulous day was had by all – students and staff! Watch this space for photos of the day!

A quiz about Spain
Day of the Dead in Mexico
re-enacting la tomatina in Spain
Sampling the pico de gallo
Learning to dance flamenco

Spanish Primary Games

BBC Schools Activities