Why learn Spanish?
Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world! Once children learn Spanish, they will be able to understand and
learn other Latin languages much easier. Latin languages include French and Italian.
Spanish resources are easy to find. There is so much out there to complement learning. Story books, audio books and work books
are easy to buy online.
Speaking Spanish opens up a whole world of travel
opportunities. Spain and most of South and Central America and even parts of the USA are Spanish-speaking.
Speaking another language has some amazingly positive effects on the brain and best of all…it opens your mind!
Spanish KS1 5-7 yrs
Spanish KS2 7-11 years
Learning a foreign language is an important part of every child’s
At this age learning has to be fun and interactive. The focus is on
the initiation of listening and speaking skills. By using songs,
stories, visuals, games and actions, Spanish is brought to life and this will inspire the youngest of learners. At this age children are wonderful little sponges and they have none of the shyness that older learners can develop.
Topics include: Greetings The alphabet Numbers 1-20
Days of the week
As with KS1, it is imperative that learning Spanish is fun and
engaging. Activities will focus on the development of listening
and speaking skills with an initiation into reading simple
The main aim of the lessons is to instil a love of languages
through games, role play and music.
Topics include: Greetings The alphabet Personal information
Days of the week and months of the year
Colours Basic instructions
Example: Spanish KS2 Year 5 All about me
In this unit, children will apply previous skills and knowledge of
topics such as spellings, numbers 1-20, days of the week and
everyday objects. All the while children will have chance to recap
their prior knowledge from Year 3 and Year 4.
Book recommendations: Collins Primary Spanish Dictionary
available on Amazon.co.uk
By the end of the unit all children should be able to introduce
themselves in Spanish, present information about themselves
and say at least one simple sentence in the present tense.
Most children will be able to substitute vocabulary to change a
Children will learn to read carefully and show understanding of
words, phrases and simple writing in the context of talking about
themselves. They will recognise and use different phrases
relating to the topic of introducing yourself.
Spanish KS3 11-14 years
Text book ¡Viva! KS3 Spanish
Year 7 (or equivalent): Students are introduced to the Spanish speaking world. We reinforce the importance of language learning However, the main aim is to enthuse the students with a love for the language. We endeavour to represent all students and when teaching Mi familia, (My Family) all types of families are represented. Within Mis estudios (Classroom and Studies) we teach subject
names that are relevant to what the students are studying online. When teaching Donde Vivo, (Where I live) we include all
types of residences and reference the local area.
Year 8 (or equivalent): In Mis vacaciones y mi tiempo libre (Holidays and free time) we cover a range of different holidays
including staying in England. We expose students to the types of holidays that others may experience. Within Mi vida, (My life) we teach language to describe both healthy and unhealthy lifestyles. In Mis estudios y el futuro (My future plans/studies) we teach vocabulary for different careers and jobs as well as future study opportunities. This is a good opportunity to reinforce careers linked to languages.
Year 9 (or equivalent): In Moda (Fashion) we represent different types of fashion, style and image. In Mi ciudad y region (My
city and region), we enhance students’ awareness and understanding of different countries and nationalities. Students
talk about their own region and learn to describe where people live. In Nuestro mundo, (Our World) students express what
they should do to help the environment and improve their local area. They also talk about the rights and responsibilities they
have as young people.