Languages at Low Furness

At Low Furness, children are taught to develop an interest in learning another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. To enable our children to celebrate and welcome differences in our world, it is vital they have an understanding of different languages and countries.

We deliver Spanish as this supports our pupils in their transition to the local secondary school. We feel this is important as it gives our children a good foundation of knowledge to build upon as they progress from their primary education. 

We believe that the early acquisition of Spanish will facilitate the learning of other foreign languages later in life. We will prepare children for the KS3 language curriculum to enable them to transfer confidently and successfully. 

We are aware of the huge benefits language learning can provide to all children’s learning journey therefore we teach Spanish throughout both Key Stages 1 and 2.  Children have weekly lessons in Spanish throughout Key Stage 2, using the resources and units of work from the ‘Languages Angels Scheme’ of work. 

In KS1, children acquire basic skills and understanding of Spanish with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills.  

Children will play games, take part in interactive activities and sing songs to support their learning of core vocabulary in a fun and stimulating way. Skills will be further embedded and developed throughout Key Stage 2, alongside Reading and Writing, gradually progressing onto more complex language concepts. We aim to ensure that learning a new language is fun and stimulating in order to inspire a love of language as part of their lifelong journey of learning. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring the progression of knowledge and skills for all children. 

Our aims here at low Furness in teaching a language are; 

  • To develop an interest in learning another language. 
  • To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. 
  • To encourage children’s confidence and creative skills through the exploration of another language. 
  • To stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. 
  • To help children develop and understand their awareness of cultural differences in other countries. 
  • To develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. 
  • To lay the foundations for future language learning.