Spanish Progression Documnet


At Willow Primary School, we ASPIRE to provide a broad, vibrant and ambitious Spanish curriculum that motivates and inspires pupils to learn an additional language through a wide variety of topics and themes. As a school, we chose to teach Spanish as a result of our children's feedback about their interests and countries they visit most frequently.  

Throughout Key Stage 2, teachers primarily use the Language Angels scheme of work. All teachers promote and encourage 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. Following the Rosenshine's Principles of Teaching, teachers deliver Spanish in small bursts which is regularly revisited and repeated to ensure their learning is embedded. 

All content will be continuously updated and reviewed annually, creating a dynamic programme of study that will be clearly outlined in both long-term and short-term planning. This will ensure that the foreign language knowledge of our pupils progresses within each academic year and is extended year upon year.   

The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and also helping the children improve overall attainment in other subject areas. 

Throughout the year, pupils will also participate in specific language days where we focus on additional languages and celebrate their cultures through a variety of activities.