Spanish

Bienvenidos a español! Welcome to Spanish!

Pupils at Daubeney learn Spanish and enjoy the benefits of starting to learn a foreign language at such an early age. We teach through songs, videos, games, interactive activities and lessons based on a practical communicative approach. 

Our aim at Daubeney is to ensure that children develop a good basic understanding and a love of Spanish. We help them acquire the foundations for further foreign language learning at Key Stage 3 and a smoother transfer to Secondary School.

We endeavour to enable our pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language by working on the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Excellent accent and intonation are reinforced in every lesson since we believe in a “Talk for writing approach”

Our stimulating curriculum and an eclectic approach to teaching enables us to use different techniques and resources to provide our children with a high-quality language education. Sessions are aimed at infusing children a love of Spanish and children like Spanish because they can enjoy playing with the language and become life-long lovers of Spanish whilst maintaining high educational expectations.

Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures, fosters children´s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. All children regardless of their background and ability are encouraged to develop their full potential in Spanish. All pupils feel engaged and enjoy learning Spanish within the context of the culture of the Hispanic world.

MFL: Spanish Policy

Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overview gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

Autumn Term

Our pupils are really excited to be able to learn Spanish again back in school. This Autumn Term KS1 children are learning:

Reception: greetings (hello, goodbye, good morning); Classroom communication I (sit, stand up, be quiet); boys/girls grammar patterns; introducing ourselves and asking other people their name; Spanish rhyme; greetings (good morning/good afternoon/good night); How are you? Very well, thank you; numbers 1-10; it’s cold/it’s hot; Christmas in Spanish

Year 1: Recap & recovery Reception work: Spanish quiz; Greetings recap + parts of the day & daily routines; introducing ourselves and asking other people their name; Spanish rhyme; classroom communication (stand up/sit down, be quiet, yes / no, speak, listen, look, repeat, raise your hand); recap numbers 1-10 + even/odd numbers; How are you? I’m really well, well, OK, not well; classroom objects + numbers 1-21; winter: I’m cold / summer: I’m hot; Christmas in the Spanish world

Year 2: Recap & recovery Year 1 work: Spanish quiz; greetings + parts of the day + daily routines; classroom communication (stand up/sit down, be quiet, speak, listen, look, repeat, raise your hand, write); how are you? Excellent, great, really well, well, OK, bad, terrible, tired, hungry… + negative sentences; nums. 1-20 recap + eve/odd numbers, how old are you; magic words (Thank you, please, I’m sorry, May I?), nums 1-31 + classroom objects; maths in Spanish; intro. Likes/dislikes + chocolate; Christmas in the Spanish world

Year 3: Recap & recovery Year 2 work: Spanish quiz; All about me: my name, my age, my nationality…; European Day of Languages; Spanish in the world: Geography & history; Pronouns + verb to be; Phonics-alphabet: vowels + h, ue, uy, ll, ñ, ch, g; Greetings + parts of the day: good morning, good afternoon & evening, good night; Boy/girl: masculine/feminine grammar pattern

Year 4: Recap & recovery Year 3 work: Spanish quiz; European Day of Languages; Spanish in the world: Geography & history; ¿Where? Where is it?; Nationalities: Spanish speaking countries + rest of the world. Where are you from?  Masc./fem.o/-a; Phonics: h, ue, uy, ll, ñ, qu; Pronouns: I, you, he, she; ¿Who are you? Verb to be: ser/estar; Negative sentences; ¿Where do you live?

Year 5: Recap & recovery Year 4 work: Spanish quiz; European Day of Languages; Geography recap; All about myself ; The alphabet: Spanish phonics & sounds + Spanish in the world; Question words: how?, where?, when?, why?, what?, who?; The family members I: grandfather, grandmother, sister, bother, aunt, uncle…; Determiner (articles): the (el/la, los/las); Possessive adjectives.: my, your; Verb to have & to be + family

Year 6: Recap & recovery Year 5 work: Spanish quiz; Recap all about myself & others; Question words: how?, where?, when?, why?, what?, who?; European Day of languages + Geography recap; The alphabet: Spanish phonics & sounds + Spanish in the world; The seasons + the weather; I like/I don’t like ladder + because; Describing the weather: what is the weather like?; Intensifiers: muy, mucho, poco, un poco; Negative sentences + the weather; Connectives: but, and, because.

Spanish Phrase of the Term

"¿Dónde vives? Yo vivo en Hackney, Londres." (Where do you live? I live in Hackney, London)

Spanish Champions

These are our 2019-20 Spanish Champions!

Our Spanish Champions are pupils who LOVE Spanish and who always show their passion about learning the language.

They HELP other pupils and their teachers practising what we learn in Spanish class throughout the week in order to extend Spanish learning time.

They ENCOURAGE their classmates to use Spanish as much as possible in the school and at home.

Our champions always follow Daubeney’s GOLDEN EXPECTATIONS and are KIND to their teachers and to the other pupils in the school.

 GRACIAS Spanish Champions! We feel so proud of you and your job is much appreciated.

Spanish Website, Languagenut

Our pupils will be able to enjoy again one of the most successful websites for children to learn languages. Languagenut.com is an award-winning language learning website with interactive and engaging activities and resources for children.

All children in KS2 have been provided with a personal username and a password to access Languagenut.com anytime and anywhere they want for FREE. All KS1 pupils can also get into Languagenut using the school’s general username and password.

Pupils are free to explore across 4 levels of difficulty, catered for all children’s abilities and curiosity. At each level, they will find a large number of topics and within them different sections with activities to develop the four key skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Languagenut is the perfect language tool for your children. It is fun, absolutely gripping and includes numerous games and other activities to extend pupils’ learning time for Spanish. Please encourage your child(ren) to use it as much as they can and we are sure that it will help them to improve their Spanish and to develop a love of learning a foreign language.

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