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Curriculum Overview

Pupils throughout Key Stage 2 have a weekly Spanish lesson with Miss Anderson following the National Curriculum Progamme of Study. 

This ensures that our children:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written Spanish
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences
  • use the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

 

Pupils in EYFS and KS1 have short Spanish sessions on a rotational basis, using games, puppets, songs and stories to harness an early enthusiasm for language learning.

 

This half term, children in Nursery will be learning the names of some jungle animals and playing lots of fun games to build confidence in listening out for certain Spanish words.

 

Year 1 are learning the names of some farm animals. Here is a song they could practice at home:

The Farm - La granja - Calico Spanish Songs for Kids

Year Group Overviews

Year 3

During the spring term the Year 3 pupils learn how to talk about their pets. They become more confident in asking each other questions, such as ¿Tienes alguna mascota? (Do you have a pet?) and ¿Como se llama? (What is he / she called?). They will learn how to describe the colour of animals, and focus on making sure that adjectives 'agree' with the noun!

 

Here is a vocabulary sheet for you to practice at home.

 

 

Year 4

During the spring term Year 4 pupils begin by learning how to describe shapes and use positional language. They then move on to describing facial features, including their own eye and hair colour.

 

Here is a sheet with some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 5

During the spring term pupils in Year 5 will learn how to talk about the sports they do and don't like doing, and why. They really focus on extending their spanish sentences using adjectives such as 'divertido' (fun) and adverbs such as 'normalmente' (usually). They will also look at how the verb changes depending on the 'subject' (the person doing the action!). 

 

Here's a song about sports which the children could practice at home...can you spot the mistake that the kids noticed in class relating to the racket sport?!

What is your favorite sport? - ¿Qué deporte te gusta? - Calico Spanish Songs for Kids

Year 6

As part of their topic 'Mi colegio' (my school), Year 6 pupils will write to their Spanish penpals about their favourite school subjects. During this topic they will also write signs to label different parts of our school and learn how to give, and follow, simple directions using words such as 'a la derecha' (to the right) and 'a la izquierda' (to the left).

 

Here's a fantastic video of some Spanish school pupils giving a tour of their school which we use as inspiration for our own video tours:

Curriculum Enrichment

On 30th January the whole school took part in a 'Music and Spanish' day, despite the snow! The children came to school in Spanish themed clothes which ranged from football kits to flamenco dresses and matador outfits. We learnt a variety of Spanish songs throughout the day, and every class took part in a flamenco workshop with a fantastic specialist teacher. Mrs Ashton-Rahman, our wonderful music teacher, led an assembly in which classes performed songs from films in Spanish with remarkable confidence. We then had the pleasure of watching a talented Spanish guitarist and singer perform - a perfect finale.

 

A special mention goes to Sue, our truly incredible school chef, who prepared a range of delicious Spanish food for the children on the day. One pupil asked me, 'Miss Anderson, why is Spanish food so delicious?'!

 

Gracias to everyone who helped make this a truly MAGNIFICO day!

 

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