At Emsworth Primary School we teach Spanish as our modern foreign language. We consider languages to be an essential tool for fostering linguistic curiosity and celebrating cultural diversity. We believe that through learning a language, children are given the opportunity to travel the world, developing their understanding about different lifestyles and cultures, without even having to leave their classrooms!
Spanish is first introduced through songs and rhymes in EYFS. In KS1, children learn new functional phrases and vocabulary each week. In KS2, 1 lesson of Spanish is taught each week from our bespoke curriculum, planned around the interests of our children. See below for our intent, implementation and impact.
Our bespoke, progressive curriculum is planned around the interests and needs of our children. Spanish is first introduced through songs and rhymes in EYFS. In KS1, children learn new functional phrases and vocabulary each week. In KS2, Spanish is taught for 1 hour each week from our bespoke curriculum. See below for our KS1 and KS2 curriculum.
See some examples of our excellent work below!
EPS Spanish Work
In September 2021, we recognised 'European Day of Languages' with the whole school taking part in a day celebrating Hispanic culture. Each teacher organised an exciting, cultural activity for a different Spanish speaking country. By the end of the day, each child had 'visited' four different countries and widened their understanding of the diverse Hispanic world. See some of the activities we completed!
Hispanic Day 2021
For more information, please visit the National Curriculum website