At Portsdown Primary School and Early Years, we teach Spanish to all classes in years 3 – 6. We believe that learning a foreign language provides a fantastic opportunity for pupils to discover other cultures; fostering their curiosity and understanding of the world.

Through our languages education, we provide opportunities for pupils to learn, understand and respond to Spanish speakers, both in speech and writing.

Our Spanish curriculum aims to ensure that pupils can:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • write at varying length, for different purposes
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in Spanish

Useful websites for learning & practicing Spanish at home

The documents below detail what the children should be learning in each year group.

Spanish Progression Plan – Years 3 to 6

Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):  the Nursery and Year R.   MFL in Key Stage 1.

The teaching of a MFL is not a requirement in the EYFS curriculum or the Key Stage 1 curriculum. However, at Portsdown Primary School and Early Years, the children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 are exposed to MFL, including the school’s selected language: Spanish. This is through selected stories, songs, experiences and phrases. For example, they use  hola for hello and gracias for thank you.

Spanish Subject Leader Report

National Curriculum for Languages