At Ashbury Meadow Primary School we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop their ability to communicate, including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enrich the overall teaching and learning experience. 


Spanish is taught discretely to the children across Key Stage 2

In year 3 the children will learn numbers to 30, colours, days of the week and months of the year in Spanish. The will also be able to introduce themselves and others and ask for some information from others. They will start to learn about how to say foods and drinks in Spanish and express their likes and dislikes.

 In Year 4 the children will learn names of body parts and how to describe them using adjectives. They will learn about animals in zoos and pets at home. They will recap over introducing themselves and others extending this to using different verb tenses. They will be able to talk about their families and hobbies. They will learn the names of different items of clothing.

 In Year 5 the children will further develop their understanding of Spanish building on previous years work. They will learn the names of different building in town centres and how to use directions. They will recap over the work on hobbies. They will learn about food and drinks and extend this on to expressing likes and dislikes. They will learn how to discuss the weather.

In Year 6 the children will further develop their understanding of Spain and Spanish.  They will learn how to describe classroom equipment. Jobs and rooms in the home. They will learn vocabulary about furniture and using holidays to plan and extend their vocabulary. They will be challenged to develop a wider vocabulary and using previous years work to converse and become more confident in Spanish.

Intercultural understanding

The children will develop their cultural understanding of life in Spain.They will learn about different customs and traditions that take place for Christmas and Easter. 

You may find these websites useful to practise vocabulary and develop good pronunciation.



Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

View our calendar