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Spanish at Ripley Junior School


Our Spanish journey at RJS has only recently begun and we are all very excited to be learning a new language.  As directed by the 2014 National Curriculum, all children are taught a Modern Foreign Language and as stated above, at RJS we focus on Spanish.


As Spanish is a relatively new language to us (we started it in September 2020), all of the children starting their Spanish learning with the same vocabulary while covering the objectives set for the different year groups.


At Ripley Junior School, children have weekly lessons in Spanish throughout Key Stage 2, using the La Jolie Ronde in addition to other resources. Areas covered include: numbers, colours, house and home, in town, food and drink, the classroom, clothes and hobbies.


Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.

-displays are used to remind children of key vocabulary

-practical activities, songs and games are used to help improve memory and recall.

- Knowledge and skills are revisited regularly to improve recall of key facts.

-In the classroom, wherever possible, instructions are given in Spanish to expose children to the language as much as possible and in day to day contexts.

-Visual prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary.

-Word mats/ Knowledge organisers are available for children to have out on desks to support their learning and recap previous learning.




For more information about Spanish at RJS, please contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Turner, our MFL leader.

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