At Atkinson Road Primary Academy, we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps to develop the ability to communicate, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends pupils’ knowledge of how language works. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. 

Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. KS1 and EYFS pupils are introduced to Spanish through songs and stories, whilst Key Stage 2 pupils are more formally taught Spanish and introduced to the Spanish culture. Our overall aims are:

  • To enable children to begin to understand and communicate in another language, helping to make them secondary ready with a sound start for further development of languages at Key Stage 3 and beyond
  • To develop an enthusiasm for language learning
  • To develop language skills and language learning skills
  • To give the children confidence in interacting with others
  • To increase the children’s global awareness
  • To awaken and develop an interest in foreign cultures and lifestyles
  • To develop the children’s understanding of themselves and their culture
  • To encourage tolerance and a willingness to work co-operatively.
Subject Documents Date  
National Curriculum Languages 21st Mar 2022 Download