Woodheys Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More


Spanish at Woodheys



‘One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way’- Frank Smith (psycholinguist)

 Modern Foreign Language's Expectations and what our children think about leaning Spanish


"It is really useful to learn Spanish. It helps you to understand other peopleand see life differently."

"Languages are important. You can make friends with many more people and can travel to other countries!"

“I like learning languages. I like the different sounds and I like to read books too and write stories.”

“I used to think it was funny when I heard people in the street speaking different languages. Now I listen to see if can understand!”



By the end of Year 3, most children should be able to:


Enjoy listening to and speaking in the language

Listen and respond to familiar spoken words, phrases and sentences

Communicate with others using simple words and phrases and short sentences

Understand conventions such as taking turns to speak, valuing the contribution of others

Use correct pronunciation in spoken work.


Recognise and understand some familiar words and phrases in written form

Read aloud in chorus, with confidence and enjoyment, from a known text

Write some familiar simple words using a model

Write some familiar words from memory.

Intercultural understanding

Appreciate the diversity of languages spoken within their school

Talk about the similarities and differences of social conventions between different cultures

Identify the country or countries where the language is spoken

Have some contact with the country/countries

Recognise a children’s song, rhyme or poem well known to native speakers.

By the end of Year 4, most children should be able to:


Listen to and identify words and short phrases

Communicate by asking and answering a wider range of questions

Memorise and present a short text.


 Read and understand familiar written phrases

Follow a short text while listening and reading, saying some of the text

Read a wider range of words, phrases and sentences aloud

Write some familiar words and phrases without help.

Intercultural understanding

 Talk about celebrations of which they have experience

 Know about similar celebrations in other cultures

Compare aspects of everyday life at home and abroad

Identify similarities in traditional stories, building on relevant Y2/3 NLS framework objectives. 

By the end of Year 5, most children should be able to:


Pick out some of the detail from short spoken passages

Enjoy interacting even when they hear unfamiliar language

Join in a short conversation

Make a short presentation using a model.


Read and understand some of the main points from a text

Understand how a simple sentence is written

Write words, phrases and a few sentences using a model.

Intercultural understanding

Identify similarities and differences in everyday life

List some similarities and differences between contrasting localities

Recognise how symbols, products, objects can represent the culture/cultures of a country

Recognise how aspects of the culture of different countries become incorporated into the daily life of others.

 By the end of Year 6, most children should be able to:


Listen to and understand the main points and some detail from a short spoken passage

Give a presentation in a clear audible voice

Converse briefly without prompts

Enjoy listening and speaking confidently.


Read aloud with confidence, enjoyment and expression, in chorus or individually

Read and understand the main points and some detail from a short written passage

Write several sentences from memory

Develop a short text using a model.

Intercultural understanding

Demonstrate understanding of and respect for cultural diversity

Present information about an aspect of another country.