Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) - Spanish

Modern Foreign Languages at Heamoor School

At Heamoor School we teach Spanish from Year 1 to Year 6. We believe that learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures; fostering pupils’ curiosity and deepening their understanding of the world. We have chosen to teach Spanish from Year 1, as we believe that the earlier you learn a different language the better. We aim to form a sound basis for further study at Key Stage 3 and beyond.

Through a high-quality, languages education we provide opportunities for pupils to be able express their ideas and thoughts in Spanish and to understand and respond to questions, both in speech and in writing. Our main objective in the teaching of a modern foreign language at primary school is to promote the early development of linguistic competence.

Spanish lessons at Heamoor are fun and interactive. Every lesson involves singing and often acting also takes place. Below are some of the different aspects to our learning of Spanish at Heamoor School.

Spoken Spanish

The lessons allow pupils to engage in conversations in Spanish. Children ask and answer questions, using a variety of phrases and vocabulary. Pupils have covered different topics including greetings, feelings, descriptions and talking about likes and dislikes.

Written Spanish

The pupils are learning to write phrases and sentences in Spanish. The focus is not on producing a large amount of written work, as we believe a deeper understanding of languages comes from speaking the language. 

Spanish Culture

Spanish lessons have provided the children the opportunity to learn and appreciate another culture. Pupils have learnt about Los Reyes Magos in Spain and el Día de Muertos in Mexico.

European Day of Languages

For the European Day of Languages every class focused on a Spanish speaking country and the pupils were set a set of questions which they had to find the answers to. This encouraged a whole school appreciation of Spanish and some fantastic flags were produced by the end of the day. 

Spanish Home Learning Grid
 
Below is the Home Learning Grid for June. I will be updating this section and adding a new grid for July too. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your class teacher. 
Spanish to practise...
 
Hola - Hello
Adiós - Bye
Buenos días - Good morning
Buenas tardes - Good afternoon 
Buenas noches - Good evening
 
Uno - One
Dos - Two
Tres - Three
Cuatro - Four
Cinco - Five
Seis - Six
Siete - Seven
Ocho - Eight
Nueve - Nine
Diez - Ten 
 
Un perro - A dog
Un gato - A cat
Un caballo - A horse
Una vaca - A cow
Una gallina - A chicken
Un pájaro A bird
Spanish Songs and Videos 
 
Below are some of the Spanish songs and videos which all the pupils love. Have a listen and explore Rockalingua to find some of your own favourites.