At Cleves Cross Primary School, our Spanish curriculum is designed to engage, motivate and inspire children so that they develop a love of languages, providing a foundation for further language study.
A language education will capture our children’s curiosity and deepen understanding of the wider world, as it opens doors to other cultures. Spanish has been selected as it is so widely spoken across the world, relevant to the children and its phonetic structure means that children are able to quickly feel a sense of success. Children in Key Stage 2 experience weekly Spanish lessons and in KS1 and EYFS the children begin their Spanish education with exposure to simple vocabulary and immersive language experiences.
Children will develop an understanding of key vocabulary so that they can express ideas and thoughts in Spanish both in speech and in writing. Practical and oral approaches are prioritised so that children are immersed in the language and learn words and phrases to support everyday interactions and conversations. It is our intention that as children progress, they can communicate with increasing fluency and confidence both in discussions and when asking and answering questions.