The teaching of Modern foreign languages is now a statutory requirement in Key Stage Two and each class receives Spanish lessons, delivered by a specialist teacher, which enables us to ensure progression throughout this phase and prepare pupils for Secondary Education. Equal emphasis is placed on the skills of listening and responding, speaking, reading and writing, along with knowledge about language and culture. For many of the children at Franche, their lessons at school may be their first contact with a foreign language, therefore our aim is to ensure that pupils gain a wide understanding of Spanish through a variety of challenging, skill-based activities. Lessons are often linked to cross-curricular year band topics and are taught through activities such as singing, saying rhymes, role play, presentations, using ICT and games. We also encourage children to develop their inter-cultural knowledge through whole-school European days and celebrations.