St Luke's C of E Primary School

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Primary Languages - Spanish

All Saints offers a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious Primary Languages curriculum to inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. Our intention is for pupils to establish an enthusiasm, an interest and a positive curiosity about other languages, to explore more deeply other cultures and the world around them and to develop language strategies, knowledge and skills which give children a sound base for Languages learning in KS3 and beyond. 


At  All Saints, Spanish is taught weekly from Reception to Year 6, with well-planned, high quality lessons based on the Language Angels scheme of work and resources. Classes are mostly taught by a specialist Languages teacher. In addition, a French Club is offered as preparation for High School Language learning for children in Years 5 & 6.


Our aims in teaching a Language are to allow children to –

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • Write for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of authentic writing in Spanish


We help children to develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the five key language skills necessary for learning Spanish: speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. Songs, mimes, video clips, interactive whiteboard materials, rhymes and poems, puzzles and challenges, art, craft, quizzes, role play, puppets, active games, surveys, differentiated desk-based consolidation activities and physical activities all form part of lessons which are designed to engage and challenge all learners. 


As well as a weekly, timetabled 45 minute lesson, Years 3 and 4 complete weekly Spanish morning work which consolidates their knowledge and aids the retention of new language. Spanish Ambassadors in Years 4-6 promote Spanish during the week through a weekly take home bag for Year 4 and playground activities for KS1 delivered by Years 5-6.


During our annual Languages Day (either European Day of Languages or International Mother Tongue Day) the enriching experience and benefits of speaking other Languages are promoted and celebrated throughout the school.