Earlham Primary School uses a range of resources including the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign language curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils, using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils are expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2.
The four key language learning skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas.
The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning an additional language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.
Overview and Implementation
The Spanish curriculum will progressively develop pupils’ skills through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons of approximately 45 minutes in length. A range of teaching strategies will be used to engage pupils including: songs, games, role play and the use of puppets. All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be incorporated into each block of lessons. Children will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes. Planning will ensure that the language taught is appropriate to the level of the class and introduced when the children are ready. Children will have ample opportunities to speak, listen to, read and write Spanish with and without scaffolds, and at increasing length and depth as they progress through the school. Children will also be taught about the world’s Spanish speaking countries: their geography, culture and traditions. Pupils will be assessed each term against the 4 strands of foreign language learning (listening, speaking, reading and writing). They will also be encouraged to assess their own learning and identify next steps to improve.
Whole School Map for Spanish
Please click on the link below to access the whole school map for our Spanish Curriculum