Rachel Hawkes

Yr 4 Spanish

We teach Spanish to all pupils throughout KS2. It is the first foreign language pupils learn.

I include here the planning documents that accompany our Yr 4 curriculum, as well as all of the lesson resources. The majority of these lesson resources were written by Leigh McClelland, AST at Comberton Village College.

Scheme of Work Planning Document Y4 study booklet (PPT)  
Y4 study booklet (pdf)  

Here is the Spanish overview with a list of content (vocabulary and structures), skills and main task types and ways of working - follow the term links to get to the lesson resources.

Autumn Term

This unit focuses on numbers 1-31, months, dates, asking for and giving birthday, language to do with birthday celebrations and some more Christmas vocabulary.  Learners will use the new language to understand and create invitations, follow instructions for making a piñata, understand songs, stories and video about birthdays and other celebrations.
Spring Term

This unit develops the same linguistic skills in different contexts.  There is a focus on shapes and prepositions of place, to be used creatively in an art project focusing on the work of Miró.  Learners will use familiar verb forms in this new context to describe pictures they create. Pupils will also learn the parts of the body and face and use this language to describe the work of other famous Spanish artists (e.g. Picasso).
Summer Term

During this term, pupils learn the language for family members.  They re-tell the story 'The giant turnip'. They learn how to say 'Tengo un/una ..que se llama...' I have a ...called... and apply this also in the context of pets.  They also learn adjectives for describing personality and physical description (hair and eyes).  They use key verbs in the 3rd person singular and plural: --> tiene (has), es (is), tienen (have), son (are).