‘A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.’ (National Curriculum 2014 – Appendix A)

The skills, knowledge and understanding gained through learning a language contribute to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture and those of others.

We teach Spanish across Key Stage 2 based on the 2014 National Curriculum using the “Jolie Ronde” scheme of work to support the teaching and learning. This provides clear progression for the development of speaking and listening and vocabulary acquisition.


The programme of study has been sequenced to ensure that prior knowledge is revised and developed.

In year 3 and 4 the emphasis is on building speaking and listening skills through:

Games – in order to develop vocabulary through repetition, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Role-play – these should relate to the situations the children may find themselves in the future.

Action songs and rhymes – to develop phonetic skills, memory skills and to further vocabulary.

Cultural activities – to develop a broader knowledge of Hispanic countries though humanities and cooking.

Making Churros
Making Ensalada
Tasting Ensalada

Children will also be confident to hold a short conversation in Spanish and compare grammar rules with those in English.

In year 5 and 6 skills are developed with opportunities to extend Spanish reading and writing.


Through the high quality first teaching of Spanish taking place we will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:

· Children will develop a love of language learning and will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.

· Children will develop their language and communication through the development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, building a bank ok Spanish knowledge and vocabulary.

· Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the Spanish culture including cooking.

· Children will transfer to KS3 effectively and successfully and will be well prepared to continue and develop their love for learning language skills.


Each child will be assessed as appropriate on their speaking, listening, reading and writing in a way that supports the child and develops their confidence. The results of these assessments are recorded on our assessment tracker and the Spanish coordinator ensures all children are making expected progress.

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