Our Spanish curriculum aims to provide a broad and balanced understanding of a different country and culture. We believe that teaching another language is key to children, including those who are disadvantaged and those with SEND, developing understanding and respect of other cultures. We aim to teach the children a broad range of conversational vocabulary that will enable them to engage with Spanish culture. We also aim to give them an understanding of life in Spain by comparing it to their own life. This will help them develop wider, more global friendships, by being able to converse with Spanish children. Children are encouraged to speak, read and write in Spanish throughout Key Stage 2, thus giving them the confidence to use the language, or to go on to learn further languages of their own choosing. This is underpinned by our values of Friendship, Courage and Confidence.
We use Language Angels to support our teaching of Spanish - see the curriculum overview for 2023-24 below.
The progression grid below shows how the skills are built on year on year
Each unit has a knowledge organiser to ensure children know what the key learning is.
There is also a vocabulary list for children to use to ensure they remember key vocabulary
Children are assessed through a short quiz at the end of each unit and teachers use this to identify and fill gaps in knowledge which can be addressed in the next topic.