Chorlton C of E Primary School

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

Christmas Morning tea Fri 15th after drop off, Mince pies, yum!

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 Year 3 will start having an hour long Spanish lesson every week. We will begin by learning greetings and conversational language, such as saying how you are feeling, what your name is and how old you are. We will also focus on classroom instructions and vocabulary, learning how to ask for items such as scissors ('las tijeras'). Click below to see some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 3 Autumn Term Vocabulary

Year 4

This term we focus on numbers 1-31, months, dates, asking for and giving birthday, language to do with birthday celebrations and some more Christmas vocabulary. Learners will use the new language to understand and create invitations, follow instructions for making a piñata, understand songs, stories and video about birthdays and other celebrations.  Click below to find some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 4 Autumn Vocabulary

Year 5

This term starts with simple calculations based on the five times table, and leads into learning how to ask for and give the time. Learners also extend their food and drink vocabulary. They learn how to say when mealtimes are and what they usually have, comparing with eating habits in Spain. They learn how to give their opinions of different food and drink and complete a simple food / drink diary in Spanish.  Click below to find some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 5 Autumn Vocabulary

Year 6

 Pupils begin this unit by learning to describe the weather. They then move on to revising colours (with adjectival agreement) with common nouns and then the flags of a few familiar countries. They also learn how to express what each country is famous for, paying attention to the number and gender of the nouns they are using. There follows a focus on Spain and some of the key features of the country. Attention is paid to forming plurals of nouns and using the adjective ‘mucho’ (lots of). Pupils are also encouraged to use ‘hay’ (there is/are) which they have met previously. Then pupils look at key cities and their location in Spain, using the points of the compass and key geographical features to locate them on a map. We will also find time to write letters to our new penpals in Spain! Click below to find some useful vocabulary to practice at home!

Year 6 Autumn Vocabulary

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.



Year 6 San Juan Tapas Trip July 2017

Chorlton C of E Primary School

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


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