Rachel Hawkes


Please note that the materials on this page have been superseded by the new scheme of work and resources under the Yr 3 / Yr 4 / Yr 5 / Yr 6 sections of the Primary Resources part of this website.

Teaching primary languages

This page reflects different aspects of my involvement with primary languages over the past few years. The first section contains materials I have used for primary training and development sessions in the support of primary colleagues in our feeder schools in their planning for teaching languages in their schools.

The second section has some materials that I have written and used with classes since starting to teach Y3 - 6 Spanish in one of our feeder primary schools. This section is a work in progress and I will add more materials on an ongoing basis.

The third section contains materials I made some time ago to support primary teachers in introducing Spanish to their pupils - although these are now some years old, I hope they may still be of some use to teachers, particularly non-specialists as the audio is included.

Finally, there are some miscellaneous resources that I have made and used - these in particular can be used for either Y6 or Y7 so could be useful when thinking about continuity and progression.

Planning documents Primary training session materials
Learning Objectives KS2 Framework
Guidance on Implementation
Y6 KS2 Objectives
Primary Languages - weblinks and documentation
Top tips for teaching primary languages
1 Introduction and Overview
2 Using the KS2 Framework
3 Planning for the Incidental
Teaching ideas for Yr3
4 Cross-curriculum links
5 Using ICT
KS2 summary data
Key Questions for Transition
The 5 bridges to transition
Y6 Languages Provision Form
Primary Spanish Most Common Words
Teacher Classroom Language - Spanish
List of primary Spanish books
List of online resources for primary Spanish
Y7 First Speaking Assessment
Y7 First Reading Assessment
Y7 First Writing Assessment
Programme for the day
Evaluation form

I am currently teaching Spanish to years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in one of our feeder primary schools. I am using a mixture of materials written by one of the ASTs in our department, Leigh McClelland, together with some materials I am writing as I go along. I have found it helpful, as I only see each class once a week, and they all have different amounts of prior learning, to put together a booklet that we can use together in class. As we cover (or revise) key language they use the traffic light system of coloured dots on each page to show me how confident they feel with the language on it. This is my first attempt at these booklets and I'm sure they will change and develop over time but they may be useful for teachers to use or adapt.

KS2 Scheme of Work Overview
Y6 All in one year SOW Overview
Y6 Progress questionnaire
Frases utiles
Class 4 Pupil Study Booklet (pdf)
Class 4 Pupil Study Booklet (ppt)
Class 5 Pupil Study Booklet (pdf)
Class 5 Pupil Study Booklet (ppt)
Class 6 Pupil Study Booklet (pdf)
Class 6 Pupil Study Booklet (ppt)



Halloween Vocabulary Presentation
Halloween Bingo cards
Halloween counting
Hallowing counting Y5
Halloween Sudoku Y6
Halloween Battleships
Ghost Story PPT
Ghost Story (word)
Ghost Story (jumbled)

Guy Fawkes

Bonfire Night vocabulary
Gunpowder Plot story
Gunpowder plot - TL questions
Guy Fawkes Card Sort Y5-6
(used as basis for choral re-telling of the story)
Guy Fawkes Song PPT
Guy Fawkes lyrics (word)
Guy Fawkes Song audio (all)
Guy Fawkes Song audio (chorus)
Guy Fawkes counting Y3-4
Guy Fawkes counting Y4-5
Guy Fawkes counting Y5-6


(coming soon!)


Buenos dias
Buenos dias audio 1
Buenos dias audio 2 (round)
Como te llamas audio
Veo veo
Tengo Tengo Tengo
La cucaracha
Sera que no me amas


El nabo gigante

Shapes, colours and art

Colores HW model
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Parts of the face - IWB

Here are some previous materials that may still be useful for getting started in Spanish with primary classes:

KS2 Spanish - some essentials
Como saludar OR Como saludar + audio
Como estas OR Como estas + audio
Tengo/No tengo OR Tengo/No tengo + audio
Como te llamas OR Como te llamas + audio
Como te llamas extension
El alfabeto OR El alfabeto + audio
Numeros 1-31 OR Numeros 1-31 + audio
Como se escribe OR Como se escribe + audio
Toolkit Phrases OR Toolkit Phrases + audio
Cuantos anos tienes OR Cuantos anos tienes + audio
En mi mochila OR En mi mochila + audio
Cumpleanos OR Cumpleanos + audio


Miscellaneous Resources


IconicPhonics (introduce the main sounds in the language that are different from English by choosing an ‘iconic’ word to represent that sound that has a gesture and picture to go with it.  Teach this with the gestures and the visuals.

Phonics starter
See the phonics page for all resources.


All about me

Repaso Self & Identity
Telepathy Self & Identity
Telepathy Self & Identity1
Soy yo un repaso
Soy yo un repaso2
Soy yo speaking line
Listening to speaker starter
Repaso me presento
Telepathy Family
Pescar la frase correcta - IWB
Los pronombres


Los numeros

Cuantas manzanas hay - IWB starter
Cuantos caramelos hay - IWB starter
Maths starter
Los numeros 1-100
Que hora es - IWB

El Alfabeto

Alphabet revision
Alphabet game

Los animales

Tienes animales - IWB
Busca la frase - IWB

Comer y beber

Comida y bebida categorizar - IWB
La comida noughts & crosses - IWB
Que tomas - IWB

Working with texts

Pilla al intruso - Beckhams & Murray
David Beckham text
Beckham Question answering practice

La mochila que cambia de color
La mochila text - IWB

Describing pictures

Girl at desk picture starter task

NB: If you would like to know more about how to create some of the IWB resources please see the presentation page on IWB for an extensive training session with lots of examples.