St Patrick's Catholic Primary & Nursery School

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Science – Intent, Implementation and Impact



“With languages, you are at home anywhere”

                                                                   Edmund De Waol

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. The intention of the Spanish curriculum at St Patrick’s is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We enhance children’s confidence and we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their Spanish learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.

Our Spanish curriculum is designed, following National Curriculum objectives, to develop children’s skills in languages, through regularly taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around themes. We follow a carefully planned scheme of work to ensure coverage and progression across school. All our children in KS2 will have weekly language lessons.

A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. At St Patrick’s, we are committed to ensuring that teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. We recognise that competence in another language enables children to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures.



We teach Spanish across Key Stage 2.  At St Patrick’s we follow the Spanish programme of study from The Language Network to support the teaching and learning of Spanish. This provides clear progression for the development of speaking and listening and vocabulary acquisition.  To promote an active learning of languages a range of teaching methods are implemented to ensure that the children are developing their linguistic skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing in order to be secondary ready. Activities can consist of actions, rhymes, stories, song, drama, grammar focus, video clips, air writing, sentence structure, dictionary work and bookmaking to extend, embed and combine language skills. 



Through the high quality first teaching of Spanish taking place we will see the impact of the subject in the following ways:

  • Children will be able to communicate with each other in Spanish.
  • Children will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.
  • Children will develop their language through development of the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of the Spanish culture.
  • Children will learn how language skills can be applied to a range of languages.
  • Children will transfer to KS3 effectively and successfully and will be well prepared to continue and develop their language skills.

The learning environment will be consistent with key Spanish vocabulary displayed, spoken and used by all learners.

Knowledge Organisers

By clicking on the links contained in the document above, you will be able to access information about the knowledge and vocabulary that is taught during each topic.