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Foreign Languages


At Newbold Church School we believe that learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides a valuable opening to other cultures.  Our languages curriculum encourages all pupils to communicate for practical purposes and express their ideas in another language, providing them with the foundation for learning further languages.  At Newbold Church School we strive to stimulate and encourage children's curiosity about languages, and foster their love for the subject with the hope that this ignites an interest in future learning and use of languages. 


At Newbold Church School we  teach Spanish as our chosen Modern Foreign language to children from Y3 - Y6. Each class is timetabled to receive an hour of Spanish lessons each afternoon for the full academic year. Please see our languages policy here.

Our Spanish Teaching follows the requirements of the 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. See our intent, implementation and impact policy here.



The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

* understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

* speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and 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.


Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Click on the link below to see our Spanish progression map.

 Newbold Spanish progression map

At Newbold, Years 3-5 are currently working through the early language scheme of work (Year 3 knowledge organisers).

Depending on previous knowledge retained (due to Covid), Years 4 and 5 may also work through some intermediate schemes of work (Year 4 knowledge organisers) if and when the language teacher feels this is appropriate to progress their learning. 

Year 6 are building on their previous knowledge and working through the intermediate scheme of work (Year 4  and 5 knowledge organisers, again depending on previous knowledge retained).


Click on the links below to download our knowledge organisers for each unit of work taught. 



Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Year 3

Early Language

Yo Aprendo Espanol  Los Animales  Los Instrumentos

Mi Clase

(intermediate unit but relevant to children's daily life)

 La Fruta  Puedo

Year 4


Me Presento  La Familia Desayuno Cafe La Ropa Que Tiempo Habitats

Year 5


Mi Casa Que Fecha Tienes Mascota La Familia(part 2) Ricitos De Oro  

Year 6


En El Colegio El Fin De Semana Comida Sana Yo En El Mundo Habitats


Subject content

In key stage 2, teaching will focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The teaching will provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. It will enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.

The focus of study in modern languages will be on practical communication.

Pupils will be taught to:

* listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

* explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

* engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help

* speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

* develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

* present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences

* read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

* appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

* broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary

* write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly

* describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing

* understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.


 At Newbold Church School we follow the 'Language Angels' programme of study for Spanish to help ensure that children build solid language learning foundations at primary level, so that a passion for languages and subsequent linguistic successes will follow. 


Click on the links below to download a summary of what is taught in each unit:


Spanish LANGUAGE SKILLS GRID for each unit, which show a clear progression of language skills taught

Spanish CORE VOCABULARY unit summary

Spanish EARLY LANGUAGE unit summary

Spanish INTERMEDIATE unit summary

Spanish GRAMMER EXPLAINED units breakdown summary


Supporting Children with SEND to access all elements of the Spanish sessions

All Spanish sessions are planned to ensure that all children are able to access all elements. Specific adaptations are used to ensure all children can use any resources  they need. 

As with all other areas of the curriculum, we use SEND codes to show how we will adapt our teaching to ensure all children are fully supported. This may include reducing the writing aspect of the sessions to enable all children to fully participate.

Where children need 1-1 support with a TA to be able to fully engage in the Spanish sessions, this will be provided. 

As part of our monitoring processes we ensure that children with SEND are able to fully access all aspects of the Spanish curriculum. 


Pupil Premium Children

As part of our monitoring processes we ensure that children in the receipt of Pupil Premium are able to fully access all aspects of the Spanish curriculum. 



We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:

  • End of unit assessments in Key Stage 2
  • Book looks
  • Revision of core questions at the start of the lesson 
  • Pupil Voice 
  • Regular feedback each lesson


SPANISH 2021-2022 Gallery


Over the last two terms of Spanish with Mrs Church, we have enjoyed learning the names of foods and practising ordering food in a cafe setting. We then tried lots of traditional Spanish foods. Here are some videos and pictures to demonstrate what our children have learnt:


Over the last term of Spanish with Mrs Church, we have enjoyed learning how to have a conversation with each other. We have also looked at 'los animales', 'la familia', 'los colores' and 'los numeros'. Here are a few videos of our children demonstrating what they've learnt:

Page last edited 25th May 2022