Languages - Spanish

 To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.  Chinese proverb.

At Loudwater Combined School we believe that foreign language learning provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between the foreign language (Spanish) and English. Learning another language raises awareness of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and that of others. Spanish lessons provide many opportunities for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.

The Curriculum for Primary Languages aims to ensure that all children:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and that they are continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
  • Are prepared for further foreign language learning in the next phase of their education and beyond.


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Spanish key objectives

Spanish skills and knowledge progression