Modern Foreign Language

We currently offer children in the whole school lessons in Spanish! Hola!

We have a wonderful exchange teacher name Maria – a Spanish National – who comes in and teaches / assists staff in the delivery of Spanish. Children learn a wide variety of topics within the language, from basic conversation to colours, numbers and food. Additionally, pupils are given a taste of Spanish culture throughout the year, experiencing different traditions from Spain.


At Rudston Primary School, we believe that learning a modern foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. We want to expand their personal horizons, instil in them a love of learning and to foster inquisitive minds, resilience, self-motivation and respect for all.

At Rudston we are committed to teaching Spanish to every child from Year 2 to Year 6. By learning another language, we give our children a new perspective on the world, encourage them to understand their own cultures, their own languages, and that of others.

Children leave Rudston, with confidence in sharing their Spanish skills, as well as understanding and respect for the Spanish culture, lifestyle and custom. At Rudston we believe that through our Spanish curriculum we prepare our children for the next steps in their education and for the future beyond.

Key Stage 2

Pupils should be taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing Languages
  • understand basic grammar