Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

School closes for Easter at 2.15pm on 31st; INSET April 18th, children return April 19th. Have a great break!

Modern Foreign Languages

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.

Year Group Overviews

Year 3

This term pupils in Year 3 are learning the words for a variety of animals.    They will learn how to say what pet(s) they have, and also describe their animals.  We will be reading the Spanish version of Eric Carle books, with a particular focus on 'La Oruga Muy Hambrienta' (The Very Hungry Caterpillar!). Click below to find some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 4

This term we will be focusing on shapes and prepositions of place, to be used creatively in a an art project focusing on the work of Miro.  Pupils in Year 4 will also learn parts of the face and body, and use this new vocabulary to describe other art works by Spanish artists such as Picasso. Click below to find some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 5

This term the pupils in Year 5 will learn how to talk about the sports they enjoy, and begin go give reasons for their opinions. We will focus on high frequency verbs, such as 'tener', 'gustarse', 'jugar' and 'practicar.' Children will learn how to describe different sports, giving clues for their classmates to guess. Click below to find some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 6

This term in Year 6 pupils will be writing penpal letters to children in a school in Galicia, Spain.  They will learn how to write about themselves, and also how to ask questions. They will then be revisiting conversation topics such as 'mi familia', and focusing on high frequency verbs, looking at conjugations (the different forms of the verb depending on the subject / person). They will act out and re-write a familiar story, and share this with younger children in the school to develop their confidence in spokenSpanish. Click below to find some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Curriculum Enrichment

Look out here for photos and videos of the ways in which the children's language learning is enriched through special events, visits and activities.



¡Olé Olé! Today our lucky Year 4 & 5 children enjoyed a workshop with a trio of Spanish flamenco musicians. They learned the traditional dances from Seville,Cádiz, Granada and Barcelona

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¡Yo Soy Músico! Our talented Year 5 have been learning about Spanish Music and instruments. Watch them sing this classic in Spanish.

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!Tengo Hambre! (I am hungry!) Year 3 are learning about food in Spanish. Press play to hear them practice!

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Year 6 Trip to San Juan Tapas Restaurant 22nd June 2016

Our Year 6 class enjoyed a wonderful experience today at the infamous San Juan Tapas Restaurant on Beech Road, Chorlton. They tucked into a delicious lunch of Paella, Tortilla Española and Patatas Bravas, while listening to Spanish music. Afterwards, the class polished off fruit platters while the staff tested their Spanish. Year 6 even sang for them!

After this, our class learned all about how Paella's are made and where the Tortilla came from, then the children talked about their own experiences of Spain.

Nuestra Visita al Restaurante San Juan (Our visit to San Juan Restaurant)

¡Vamos a cantar! (Lets Sing!) (Press play bottom left to view the video)

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Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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