St Patrick's Church of England School

St Patrick'sChurch of England School

Learning Together, Growing Together, Supporting Each Other


Modern Foreign Languages - Spanish


Purpose of study

Languages supports pupils learning of Literacy and Geography as well as cultural awareness of places outside the UK. High quality, language teaching ensures that children have the skills, ability and option to continue language study in later years. 



The national curriculum for modern foreign languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • 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, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing



Modern Foreign Languages Intent and Implementation

Curriculum Planning

Progression Map



Exemplar work

As part of their 'at school' unit, Year 6 completed a speaking test in which they expressed opinions in Spanish.

Year 6 speaking test

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Useful videos 

Numbers Song in Spanish. Cancion de los Numeros.

Canción - Los números 1-20

"Days of the Week" in Spanish (sing-along song)

Learn the Months of the Year in Spanish Song