“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 employability.
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 a
range 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
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
• 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.