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Overview of Spanish at Northwood

 

(Based on the KS2 Framework for Languages)

 

Year 3

By the end of the year most pupils 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
  • 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

 

Year 4

By the end of the year most pupils 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.
  • 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.

 

Year 5

By the end of the year most pupils 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
  • 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

 

Year 6

By the end of the year most pupils 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.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and respect for cultural diversity
  • Present information about an aspect of another country.
If you have any questions about the curriculum please don't hesitate to contact the office and they will make you an appointment with the relevant member of staff.

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At Northwood we have now established a link with a Spanish school: Antavilla Bilingual School on the outskirts of Madrid. The children in Years 5 and 6 have written to one another in both Spanish and English and answered each other's questions about school life, the cities they live in and how they celebrate important festivals. Through the year we intend to exchange photos, postcards, recipes and stories. We are also hoping to use ICT to send emails or set up a Video conferencing link. The connection gives us the opportunity to discuss the similarities and differences between the two languages and increase intercultural understanding as we can explore attitudes, stereotypes and values with our Spanish partners.

 

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