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At Greenlands Primary School all children, including those who are disadvantaged and children who have SEND learn Spanish.

You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.

- Czech proverb

Why Language Learning Is Important

At Greenlands Primary School, we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works.  At Greenlands, we use the Language Angels Programme for Spanish.

Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

National Curriculum Purpose of Study

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.

It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

What Languages Looks Like at Greenlands Primary School

Spanish is delivered using the Language Angels programme.  Vocabulary for each topic is identified and explicitly taught to address the recognised ‘word gap’ that exists for many of the children that attend Greenlands Primary School. Regular revisiting of previous learning will enable children to know more and remember more.


Language learning activities are planned in such a way as to encourage the full and active participation of all pupils. Work is scaffolded as appropriate to the needs of individual children. Pairs and groups for collaborative work may be made up in different ways, depending on the task.

Concepts Running Through Languages

  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Identity
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Intercultural Understanding

Whole school overview

Key Stage 2

languages overview spanish.pdf


Year 3

Children in Year 3 cover the following;

  • Phonetics 1 and 2 (E) 
  • Introduction to Spain and Spanish speaking countries (E)
  • Asking & saying how you feel (E)
  • Numbers 1 to 10 & colours introduction (E)
  • Animals (E)
  • Musical instruments (E)
  • Fruits (singular form) (E)
  • Ancient Britain (E)

Year 4

Children in Year 4 cover the following;

  • Phonetics 1 and 2 (E)
  • Fruit (singular and plural, positive and negative opinion) (E)
  • Vegetables (E)
  • Ancient Britain (E)
  • Presenting Myself (I)
  • Classroom (I)
  • Home (I)


Year 5

Children in Year 5 cover the following;

  • Phonetics 1 - 3. Selection of core vocabulary
  • Vegetables (I)
  • Presenting Myself (I)
  • Family (I)
  • Romans (I)
  • Clothes (I)

Year 6

Children in Year 6 cover;

  • Phonetics 1 - 4. selection of core vocabulary 
  • Presenting Myself (I)
  • Do you have a pet (I)
  • What is the date? (I)
  • My House (I)
  • School (P)