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Hola! Soy Senora Crompton!


Hi I’m Mrs Crompton and I am the Spanish teacher at Yardley Wood School.

I teach children in the Year 1 classes all the way up to Year 6!

The children have 1 Spanish lesson a week.


The aims of Spanish lessons at Yardley Wood


To develop children’s confidence in speaking and encourage a search for knowledge and understanding in Spanish.

To enhance multicultural awareness.

To provide opportunities for cross curricular links and reinforce and imbed further understanding in other subjects.


Spanish lesson Content


Spanish vocabulary is picked from a range of schemes, lessons and ideas to suit Yardley Wood children.

Lots of songs and fun action activities in Spanish are practiced.

Spanish content is chosen to create a good solid foundation for the language to be built upon in secondary school and beyond.

Vocabulary is also selected if it is considered common and useful when on holiday abroad, communicating with a Spanish speaking person or reading Spanish text.

The children discuss and complete questionnaires to help assist in shaping lesson content format and structure.


In preparation for Nursery and Reception "Spanish Sacks" are used in these settings to create a familiarity with the subject from dressing up items to creating play doh paella! 

Year 1 

Spanish boxes full of laminates, dressing up props and colouring activities are present in these classes scaffolding more formal lessons timetabled.

Introduction to Spain and its culture and flag.

Learn key vocabulary through Spanish songs (colours, numbers, greetings, days and months of the year, time and food, seasons, shape and  weather).

Sing action songs such as "Heads, shoulders, knees and toes" to learn body parts.

Learn clock and meal times through games and apps.

Cut out from magazines food that are liked and disliked and practise the vocabulary "Me gusta"/No me gusta".

Experience some Spanish food tasting.

Research the Spanish speaking artist Picasso and draw in his stlye!.

Celebrate a range of festivals throughout the year developing Spanish vocabulary and designing bilingual cards.


Year 2

Recap on vocabulary taught in year 1 and extend learning through different songs, games and apps. 

For example "Me gusta" activity, extend with colour to form a simple sentence "I like green".

"Me gusta verde".

Develop additional vocabulary linked to Year 2's History curriculum "The Great Fire Of London."

Recap on seasons and name some clothing in Spanish.

Learn day times and meal times.

Recap on number and do some simple calculations.

Develop O' clock through more songs and games.

Learn some animal names through the Chinese zodiac.

Recap on number and complete simple calculations up to 10.

Develop common vocabulary linked to  the curriculum theme "The seaside."

Learn some immediate family names.

Research the Spanish artist Dali and draw in his style!


Year 3

Learn the names and items of a pencil case.

Practice and develop greetings vocabulary which also involve questioning of name and age. 

Develop some simple sentences  using colour and number to describe them.

Research some simple facts on Christopher Columbus. (WC 14th Oct).

Introduce feminine and masculine forms through stationery objects.

Introduce food tasting in the History curriculum on "Egypt". Describe the food using new vocabulary.

Recap on body parts and  and extend to facial features.

Recap on time O 'clock and half past.

Introduce verbs.

Translate simple sentences.

Develop vocabulary through the History and Geography curriculum "Extreme Earth" and "Vikings".

Research the Spanish artist  Joan Miro and draw in his style.

Recap on family names and extend knowledge, identify the masculine and feminine forms.

Learn numbers to 20 and complete calculations.


Year 4

Recap on colours and read simple sentences and colour appropriately.

Extend animal knowledge and identify masculine and feminine forms.

Develop seasons and weather vocabulary and produce a weather report.

Recap on days of the week and months of the year and design a bilingual birthday card.

Develop curriculum theme on "Greece" and label and describe Greek food in Spanish.

Develop restaurant vocabulary and perform practical dramas.

Further develop vocabulary linked to festivals throughout the year and create bilingual cards and posters.

Practice the first 10 most common verbs.

Develop sentence translation.

Play charades and act the verbs out.

Research the curriculum theme of the "Romans" and label a soldier .

Practice vocabulary to introduce a family member using name and age.

Learn numbers up to 20 and complete different calculations.

Describe zodiac animals and research which born year and translate into Spanish. 

Look at the verb "to be" "ser" and "estar".

Research the Spanish speaking artist Botero and draw in his style!


Year 5

Develop Greeting vocabulary in dramas through cartoons and telephone dramas.

Research Columbus day and develop a newspaper displaying different opinions.

Recap on knowledge on how to introduce yourself and create a poster.

The history theme "Shakespeare's Stratford" draw and label his house and facial features in Spanish.

Look at the Science theme on "Space" and number and order the planets in Spanish.

Use knowledge of colour, number and size vocabulary and describe a mystery planet!

Use food knowledge and develop further description to concock a nasty recipe in Spanish!

Develop and use Time as a focus on school, restaurant and work and create dramas.

Look at prepositional vocabulary. Use estar to create simple sentences and learn the prepositional song!

Translate sentences using times, days, meals eaten from Spanish to English and vice versa.

Look at possession vocabulary and develop sentences.

Recap and further develop verb knowledge.

Begin to conjugate regular verbs with I "yo" in the present tense.

Further develop a variety of sentence translations.

Research and recall the story of the Chinese New Year and find the animal Characteristics you were born in and create a bilingual poster!

Look at the Spanish artist Guadi and draw a building in his style.


Year 6

Recap on Spain and Spanish culture. Look at Spanish speaking countries in the world and identify them.

Further research on Columbus and create an informative I movie or power point on the pros and cons of his discoveries and their impact.

Look at the History topic of WW2 and design a feelings poster developing estar.

Research the history of the Poppy and its significance and design a bilingual card.

using past knowledge on Spanish vocabulary create a Pinata. Include questions and responses. Treats for the correct answers!

Develop complex sentence translations.

Develop Introducing yourself including hobbies and other significant information.

Recap on possessive vocabulary and describe what is in a rucksack (linked to the Geography them curriculum "Survival and Exploration").

Review prepostional vocabulary and show understanding through dramas.

Extend "Time" understanding using 5 past and 10 past.

Work developed around the question "Donde vives?". Where do you live? Parts of a house will be researched and described and posters/booklets designed to sell a domicile!

Develop verb knowledge and learn more verbs including their conjugations.

Practice learning some common irregular verbs and their conjugations.

Develop greetings knowledge and produce scripts to have telephone conversation dramas.

Introduce "opuestos" opposite vocabulary. Play charades and develop simple bilingual sentences.

Look at a selection of rules that come from the Spanish language and in a group develop a poster to help support  and recall these rules.

Look at the Spanish speaking artist Tarsila and draw in their style.


How is Spanish delivered?


Spanish is delivered in each classroom.

Children practice key vocabulary and practice this through table top games, mixing and matching activities and tasks, songs and a range of Spanish apps.

Spanish class content is tailor made for each year group according to levels of understanding, pace and depth.

Cross curricular links are made where relevant and appropriate.


How is Spanish recorded?


Spanish is recorded through a range of media. Each child has their own Spanish book to record activities and tasks. Spanish vocabulary and pronunciation also recorded on children’s online learning journals “Seesaw”.

The children in Spanish use a wide range of apps to express their success and showcase their achievements. Apps include Chatterkid, Green Screen, Shadow puppet, Word wall, Scratch Junior, Word Cloud and Pic collage.


How is Spanish assessed?


Spanish is assessed through Spanish quizzes set every half term and “Seesaw” uploads are tagged against KS2 POS languages audit statements.


Every half term a couple of students from each class are awarded “Spanish student of the Term.” They are chosen because they have displayed great contribution, enthusiasm and personal progress. They receive a certificate and a Spanish sticker to take home.



How is “Gifted and Talented” identified and awarded?


A couple of children in each class are selected to help and support others in their class. They have shown a good grasp of Spanish knowledge and understanding and are patient when helping others. These children are called “Language Leaders.” The role of “Language Leader” is important and can be passed on to other children who become worthy and are interested in the post.

Children are also offered additional tasks and challenges if they are keen and committed to complete them at home.


The children have great fun in Spanish lessons from singing Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Spanish to Green screen restaurant dramas!


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