Foreign Language - Spanish

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. At Wootton Primary School, it is our intent to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world through learning Spanish. Indeed, we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be 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.

As it is so widely spoken around the world, and taught in most secondary schools, the foreign language we teach in Key Stage Two is Spanish. Our bespoke curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish with increased confidence, fluency and competency. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics suitable to each year group. All children in KS2 will have the opportunity to learn Spanish through songs, speech, games and other activities. It is our aim to make learning a new language fun and interesting so that they remain keen to develop their knowledge and understanding.

The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about learning foreign languages, finding Spanish enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second 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.

“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world” Chinese proverb

Key Concepts

  • Read fluently with good understanding , challenging texts and poetry
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading
  • Observe good reading, modelled by an expert (adults in school)