Spanish is the language that is taught in our school. Lessons are delivered weekly to all children in Key Stage Two.  Lessons are delivered by Agustina, our Spanish Language Specialist Teacher.  



Brookside Primary School uses the Language Angels to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their Spanish learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond KS2.


The intent is that curriculum coverage will be updated and reviewed annually, creating a dynamic curriculum that will be clearly outlined planning. This will ensure that the Spanish knowledge of our pupils progresses within each year and is extended year upon year throughout the primary phase and, in so doing, will always be relevant and in line with meeting or exceeding national DfE requirements. 


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. In addition, the children will be taught how to look up and research language they are unsure of and they will have a bank of reference materials to help them with their spoken and written tasks going forward. This bank of reference materials will develop into a reference library to help pupils recall and build on previous knowledge throughout their primary school language learning journey.


The intent is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. Learning a second language will also offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, others and cultural differences. The intention is that they will be working towards becoming life-long language learners.



All Key Stage Two classes will have access to a very high-quality foreign languages curriculum using Language Angels.  This will progressively develop pupil skills in Spanish through weekly taught and well-planned lessons which will be taught by Agustina, our language specialist teacher.


Children will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes - building blocks of language into more complex, fluent and authentic language.


Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Knowledge and awareness of required and appropriate grammar concepts will be taught throughout all units at all levels of challenge (see Skills Progression Maps for mor details)


Grammar is integrated and taught discreetly throughout all appropriate units.


The Progression Map shows precisely how pupil Spanish language learning across the key skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar progresses within each unit. 


Each class will have an overview of units to be taught during the academic year to ensure substantial progress and learning is achieved. Each teaching unit is divided into 6 fully planned lessons.

  • Each unit and lesson will have clearly defined objectives and aims.
  • Each lesson will incorporate interactive whiteboard materials to include ample speaking and listening tasks within a lesson.
  • Lessons will incorporate challenge sections and desk-based activities that can be adapted to support and stretch.   
  • Reading and writing activities will be offered in all units.
  • Every unit will include a grammar concept which will increase in complexity as pupils move through the units.
  • Extending writing activities are provided to ensure that pupils are recalling previously learnt language and, by reusing it, will be able to recall it and use it with greater ease and accuracy. These tasks will help to link units together and show that pupils are retaining and recalling the language taught with increased fluency and ease.


Units are progressive within themselves as subsequent lessons within a unit build on the language and knowledge taught in previous lessons. As pupils progress though the lessons in a unit they will build their knowledge and develop the complexity of the language they use. We think of the progression within the 6 lessons in a unit as language Lego. We provide blocks of language knowledge and, over the course of a 6-week unit, encourage pupils to build more complex and sophisticated language structures with their blocks of language knowledge.


Pupil learning and progression will be assessed at regular intervals in line with school policy. Teachers will aim to assess each language skill (speaking, listening, reading and writing) twice throughout each academic year to be able to provide reference points against which learning and progression in each skill can be demonstrated.


In addition to following the lessons provided in Language Angels, we aim to include enrichment activities throughout the year.



As well as each subsequent lesson within a unit being progressive, the units are also progressive which directs, drives and guarantees progressive learning and challenge. 


The opportunity to assess pupil learning and progression in the key language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and against the 12 DfE Languages Programme of Study for Key Stage 2 attainment targets is provided at the end of each 6-week teaching unit. Pupils will also be offered self-assessment grids to ensure they are also aware of their own progress which they can keep as a record of their progress.


If pupils are not progressing in line with expectations, this will be identified and will allow any early intervention to be put into place.  This may include extra practice in retrieval sessions, homework activities and access to the online learning app.


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