At school we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  It helps them to develop communication skills, including key skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.  

The linguistic skills gained will assist and lay foundations for further language learning. It will provide pupils with the confidence and independence to explore and be able to attempt manipulation of the structure of language. Learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.


The subject is managed by the Languages co-ordinator, a native language teacher, teaching all KS2 weekly, 45 minute lessons. The Primary Languages Network is used by the school and provides all the materials, resources and support sound files and activities to enable the school to ensure progression in language learning across the four core skills and also the DfE 12 Attainment Targets. The PLN is a live scheme which is continually updated and revised in order to meet with current curriculum standards.

To promote an active learning of languages. a range of teaching methods are implemented to ensure that the children are developing their linguistic skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing in order to be secondary ready. Activities can consist of actions, rhymes, stories, song, drama, grammar focus, video clips, air writing, sentence structure, dictionary work, book making and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills. Aside from the stand-alone Spanish lessons, staff will sometimes deliver enhancements during other parts of the day or sometimes in certain topics. A subject vocabulary list has been created which focuses mainly on the conversational language and teachers are encouraged to use and reinforce the list wherever possible e.g. coming into school in the morning, ordering their lunch or answering the register. The Languages co-ordinator will always offer support and guidance for all additional content should it be required.

Y6 learning how to say the time in Spanish

We also have a link school in Seville, Spain. We exchange letters and videos with them. Have a look at their videos!

CEIP Cerro Alto, Sevilla.


See the links below for more information on how we assess the impact of our teaching.

Progress Over KS2 in 4 Core Skills

Y3 Topics Targets Skills Stage 1 Spanish

Example of Assessment Autumn 1 Y3

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