Creswell Junior School

Creswell Junior School

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Elmton Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 4JD




“A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing” (National Curriculum 2014 - Appendix A)

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides valuable insight into other cultures. At Creswell Junior School, it is our intention to provide a high-quality languages education, which fosters children’s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world.

All children in KS2 will have the opportunity to learn Spanish through speech, songs, games and other activities. It is our aim to make learning a new language fun and useful in the children’s lives. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should
provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and to learn new ways of thinking. It should also form the foundation for further language learning, which may enable them to study and work abroad and in turn increase their employ ability.

At Creswell Junior School, we feel that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster that language is acquired. We aim to prepare our children for the KS3 language curriculum and to enable them to transfer confidently and successfully.

At Creswell Junior School, Spanish is taught from years 3 to 6 by a specialist MFL teacher. Content is based on the Lightbulb Languages curriculum and is added to and enhanced using arange of resources.

All KS2 children have a weekly Spanish lesson. Lessons are interactive and provide opportunities for pupils to use and practice what they have learned. The focus is on practical communication and lessons enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in both the spoken and written language.

In years 3 and 4, the emphasis is on listening and speaking with an introduction to reading and writing simple words and phrases in Spanish. In years 5 and 6, we aim to improve accuracy and fluency in the spoken language as well as extend reading and writing skills to include longer responses.

Lessons are planned to be as enjoyable as possible so that the children develop a positive attitude to the learning of a foreign language and we build their confidence through praise for any contribution they make in the target language, however tentative.


Through the teaching and learning of Spanish, children will:
• be able to communicate with each other in Spanish
• become aware that a language has a structure and that the structure differs from one language to another
• develop their language across the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing
• enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of hispanic culture
• learn how language skills can be applied to a range of languages
• be well prepared to continue and develop their language skills at the KS3 level




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