Modern Languages - Spanish

 

İBienvenidos a nuestra página de español!

Welcome to our Spanish page!

 

Did you know that Spanish is the official language of 21 countries?

There are 450 million Spanish speakers in the world and it is the fourth most widely spoken language.  

 

Intent

 

Here at Christ Church, our school’s aim is that all pupils will develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about modern languages, predominantly Spanish. Learning a second language will offer pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them with a better awareness of self, key individuals and cultural differences. The intention is that pupils will feel able and encouraged to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2 and ultimately be working towards becoming life-long language learners.

 

Implementation

 

At school, we use the Primary Languages Network resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad and vibrant modern languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. The Primary Languages Network is a creative and dynamic programme where learners engage in written and spoken language learning opportunities. Phonics and grammar are a fundamental part of the programme. 

 

The four key language learning skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across Key Stage 2. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning and to give children inspiration to pursue languages in their career choices. 

 

Our children are supported in a variety of ways: 

  • displays are used to remind children of key vocabulary.
  • practical activities, songs and games are used to help improve memory and recall.
  • key phrases in Spanish are used regularly within the context of day to day tasks to expose children to the language and reinforce existing knowledge.
  • visual and auditory prompts are used to support children in translating new vocabulary.
  • knowledge organisers are available for children to have out on desks to support their learning and recap previous learning. 

 

Though ML is not a statutory subject in Key Stage 1, the children explore languages through songs and games in Spanish to excite and enthuse them about language learning. Towards the end of Year 2, teachers will teach basic Spanish skills. The intent of this is to ensure an efficient transition between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

 

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Key Documents 2023-24

Modern Languages Curriculum Map

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Modern Languages Whole School Progression

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Modern Languages Embedded Knowledge

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Knowledge Organisers

 

Integral to our high-quality curriculum, children use knowledge organisers to help develop a deeper understanding and to perform increasingly complex skills. Introduced at the beginning of a topic, we use them as a point of reference throughout to help children gain, retain and build the knowledge and skills as set out in our well sequenced Spanish curriculum.

Click on the links below to view our knowledge organisers for Spanish.

 

Autumn 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Autumn 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Spring 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Spring 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Summer 1 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Summer 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Spanish Speaking Skills

In the Infants, our children will practise their Spanish speaking skills throughout the week. This also happens in the Juniors, in addition to opportunities during each Spanish lesson. Below are videos of some of our children's fantastic speaking and conversation skills!

Year 3
Year 3/4
Year 4/5
Year 5
Year 6

Useful websites and resources to help you learn Spanish at home

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

https://www.duolingo.com

 

Songs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbkjmyc

https://rockalingua.com/songs

Greetings - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1--ks2-mfl-spanish-greetings-with-ben-shires/zfksqp3

Colours - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpLQSdu4V94

Numbers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzhHrQbHZMA

Days of the week - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQbspMMdJU8

Months of the year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK9jD3gWhxU

 

Spanish stories to enjoy

https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories?fbclid=IwAR0dvE1xJ-bzmJXjQKpfhRAQu02fWIGHsc9Kk4JfzxiJD2qpjALBV6FR6BA

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn3c86f

 

Spanish puzzles and games

https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-sp-pz.htm