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Spanish at Lordship Lane

Aims

At Lordship Lane, our Spanish curriculum has two broad aims. Firstly, we aim to build children's fluency in Spanish by giving them the key vocabulary and grammatical structures they need to express themselves clearly in Spanish. Secondly, we aim to develop in children an interest and curiosity in foreign cultures that will, in turn, contribute to their growth as tolerant, accepting citizens.

 

Curriculum

Our Spanish curriculum is based on that designed by Rachel Hawkes, adapted to meet the needs of our school. This curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements of the National Curriculum. Most notably, we have chosen to begin teaching Spanish in year 1 (instead of year 3, as required by the National Curriculum) as we believe starting foreign languages when children are young ensures the highest chance of success.

 

In key stage 1, children learn essential everyday phrases in addition to a focus on nouns and adjectives. In key stage 2, children study more Spanish grammar and increase the range of constructions that they are able to use.

 

Spanish Teaching

Children in key stages 1 and 2 receive one lesson a week of Spanish. Importantly, this is taught by a native speaker and specialist teacher of Spanish. Lessons with younger children make extensive use of games and songs so that children have the chance to practise the vocabulary they are learning. In older classes, lessons may also link to aspects of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Overview

The table below offers a very broad overview of the themes that children study in Spanish lessons. Note that some themes are repeated. This repetition (i) allows children to consolidate the vocabulary they have learnt and (ii) allows for known vocabulary to be used for the teaching of new grammatical constructions.

 

Y

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Greetings,

phonics,

numbers 1-12

Greetings, colours, animals,

stories

Shapes, days of the week

Body parts, numbers 1-15

Food, likes and dislikes,

Stories

Greetings, toys, outdoors

2

Greetings, phonics, numbers 1-15

Colours, animals, stories

Shapes, months of the year

Body parts,

numbers 1-20

Food,

likes and dislikes,

stories

Greetings, house, toys, outdoors

3

Greetings, phonics, numbers 1-20,

colours

Pencil case, verbs, Christmas

Animals, colours, plurals

Animals, nouns, articles, stories

Food, re-telling stories,

Numbers 1-31

Food, role plays

4

Greetings, numbers 1-31, days of the week, months & seasons

Dates and birthdays,

Christmas

Shapes, colours, prepositions of place

Face & body parts, adjectives

Family members,

alphabet

Physical descriptions

5

Greetings, numbers 1-31, days of the week, months

Seasons, dates and birthdays,

Christmas

Sports, use of dictionaries, likes and dislikes, verbs

Sports, adverbs of frequency

Family  members, alphabet

Numbers 1-50 Music

6

Greetings, weather, phonics

Numbers 1-100, locations, descriptions

Festivals

Festivals & presentations

Music

Vacations

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