Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School






We aim to:


  • To ensure that all children leave Far Forest Primary with a secure understanding of the basics of the Spanish.
  • To build their confidence to speak Spanish in the classroom and take part in dialogue and group discussions
  • To introduce pupils to Spanish culture and traditions.
  • Ensure children also understand that they have a range of languages (EALs), cultures and traditions in their own community and those nearby.
  • To promote an enjoyment of languages and for pupils to understand and recognise the value of speaking a foreign language.




At Far Forest Primary School, we recognise that the teaching of subjects through recognising key skills and knowledge allows for a deeper understanding. We have identified 4 key concepts through which our Spanish curriculum is planned and delivered.


  • Phonology
  • Grammatical structures
  • Vocabulary 
  • Cultural awareness


Children learn a number of skills in Spanish lessons. We have identified four key skills that children will learn. These skills are progressive as children move from Year 3 to Year 6. 


  • Listening 
  • Speaking 
  • Reading 
  • Writing


Our Spanish curriculum is mostly delivered through our 'Language Angels' scheme. Teachers use their skills to adapt and organise lessons to meet the needs of the children in their class.


All children in Key Stage 2 have exercise books to record their work in and to show the progress of their skills of writing in Spanish. Almost all work is completed orally initially, repeating words and phrases to improve pronunciation and along with learning songs to help with understanding.

All children are encouraged to practise speaking Spanish as part of their daily routine, e.g.  naming objects in the classrooms, counting different items or simply greeting each other at the start of the day.


During Spanish lessons there are opportunities for children to engage in a number of activities. We believe that the teaching of MFL prepares children well to be global citizens. They gain an understanding of life in Spanish and Spanish culture and how this is similar and different to life in the UK. All Spanish lessons are interactive to allow for high engagement and participation. Children play games, sing songs, repeat words and phrases and engage in group and paired conversations. Children learn a range of words in Spanish and how to pronounce these accurately. When learning new words, these are broken down into phonemes to support reading and pronunciation.




  • Children can use at least simple words and phrases in Spanish, and many will be able to speak in full sentences by the end of KS2.
  • All children speak words and phrases in Spanish, having been shown how to pronounce words accurately.
  • Children can talk about Spanish traditions and stories that they have studied.
  • Children talk about other languages they know or can speak at home and understand that our world is diverse.
  • Children are engaged in Spanish lessons and participate actively.


Pupil Voice

"I like learning new words."

"I enjoy Spanish, it is really fun!"

" I like it because we get to learn numbers in Spanish."

" I like how we recap what we have already done to help us remember more."

"What I really like about Spanish is that you get the opportunity to learn a new language and if I ever went to Spain, we could communicate with people there."


Listen to our children showing off their Spanish speaking skills

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Exciting Cultural Experiences