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We expect every child to develop a love of language learning and an awareness of other cultures. We want pupils to develop the confidence to communicate in Spanish for practical purposes, using both written and spoken Spanish. 

Through our scheme of work, we aim to give pupils a foundation for language learning that encourages and enables them to apply their skills to other languages, facilitates further language study and opens future opportunities to study and work abroad.

Our curriculum aims to provide pupils with a firm foundation of language learning. For this reason, we have carefully planned and sequenced when to teach the three building blocks of a language system, known as our Primary knowledge strands:

  • Phonics.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Grammar.

Pupils connect these building blocks of knowledge to create meaning in a variety of contexts, allowing them to develop their skills in the following strands:

  • Language comprehension: listening and reading
  • Language production: speaking and writing

Lessons incorporate a range of teaching strategies from independent tasks, paired and group work including role-play, language games and language detective work. Our scheme of work focuses on developing what we term ‘language detective skills’ and developing an understanding of Spanish grammar, rather than committing to memory vast amounts of Spanish vocabulary.

Our pupils will leave school able to engage in purposeful dialogue in practical situations, speak and read aloud with confidence and have a greater awareness of the wider world and an appreciation for the role of language learning in promoting cross-cultural understanding.