Subject lead: Mrs G Morris
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Our languages curriculum intent

‘Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.’

— Roger Bacon —


At Pennoweth, we believe a high quality languages education fosters children’s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. We are committed to developing children’s linguistic skills, enabling them to interpret, create and exchange meaning within and across cultures through a balance of spoken and written language.


Our curriculum, devised by Catherine Cheater, enables children to progressively develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary, and promote their interest in, and understanding of Spanish.


Spanish at Pennoweth is taught in 45 minute sessions from Year 3 – Year 6 each week. Key knowledge, skills and associated vocabulary have been identified and these have been mapped across Key Stage 2 to ensure progression. Lessons across the key stage support the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing: children are taught to listen to spoken language and respond, joining in with songs, rhymes and games. Children develop an appreciation of a variety of stories, songs, poems and rhymes in Spanish that are delivered through the curriculum content as well as by Spanish speakers within the school community and secondary school. Where appropriate, cross curricular links are identified, planned for and utilised.

What do Pennoweth's children think about languages? 
Sophia in year 3 says 'I like learning about new words in Spanish and how to pronounce them. I liked learning about money in Spanish.'
Henry in year 4 says, 'I like Spanish because it's fun learning different languages and I enjoyed learning how to say colours and head, shoulders, knees and toes in Spanish.'
Travis in year 4 says, 'I liked learning about how to say different animals in Spanish. Did you know that 'pez' is Spanish for fish?'
Kyle in year 6 says  "It was fun learning about what they do at Christmas and they don't get their presents on Christmas Day."
Ella in year 6 says, "I like learning Spanish as I go to Spain and it helps me understand."
Lily in year 3 says the following:

What do languages look like at Pennoweth?
Year 3 and 4:
Year 5 and 6:
Useful websites:
KS1 Spanish -
KS2 Spanish -
Duolingo -