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MFL and Cultural Development
Spanish and Culture

Last year we introduced Spanish as our Modern Foreign Language. The children were excited and learnt the language and culture of Spain with much enthusiasm. The curriculum for Autumn term is as follows:

FS2 (Reception)

The children take a trip to Spain with Barnaby Bear and they learn the following aspects of Spanish culture:

  • Spanish songs
  • Spanish Food
  • Spanish dancing
  • Spanish weather
  • Simple Spanish greetings

Years 1 and 2

  • Simple Spanish greetings
  • Spanish dancing
  • Spanish songs
  • Colours in  Spanish
  • Numbers to twenty in Spanish
  • Learn parts of the body in Spanish
  • Read out loud familiar words and phrases
  • Answer simple questions and give basic information
  • Learn parts of the body in Spanish

Years 3 and 4

  • Spanish greetings
  • Simple conversations in Spanish
  • Numbers to twenty in Spanish
  • Spanish songs/stories/role play
  • Eight colours in Spanish
  • Spanish art and craft
  • Read and writing everyday words and phrases
  • Demonstrate a growing vocabulary
  • Take part in discussions and tasks
  • Learn parts of the body in Spanish

Years 5 and 6

  • Convey meaning using extended conversations in Spanish
  • Take part in conversations to seek and give information.
  • Be understood with little or no difficulty
  • vary language and produce extended responses
  • Give opinions in Spanish
  • Numbers to thirty in Spanish
  • Spanish songs/stories/role play
  • Spanish art and craft
  • Days of the week
  • Write sentences using familiar expressions

The children are really enjoying their Spanish lessons and can be heard using Spanish words around the school. Quite a number are doing Spanish home learning and this is most encouraging. I would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to those parents who are encouraging their children to learn Spanish at home.

Below are some websites that are useful for learning Spanish:

Language of the Month (Newbury Park Primary School

Discovery Kids in Spanish

Learn Spanish with Basho

123 Teach Me Spanish


Joanne Newton

Ethnic Minority Achievement Leader