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Curriculum Intent


In Spanish, we want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking.


The 2014 National Curriculum for modern Foreign Languages aims to ensure that all children:


  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.

  • Are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions and they are  continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.

  • Can write at varying length for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures they have learnt.

  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied. Competence in another language enables children to interpret, create, and exchange meaning within and across cultures. It also helps children develop skills that will open further opportunities later in life. 


At Lawrence, the teaching of Spanish in KS1 and KS2 provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.


Curriculum Overview


Lessons across the key stages support the skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing and the children at Lawrence learn about:




Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Greetings, Numbers, Colour and Animals

Counting, Colours, Animals, and Greetings

Counting, Colours, Animals, and Greetings

Year 2

Colours, Numbers, Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Animals and Body Parts


Answering questions: how you feel, name, where you live, age and which colours you like

Answering questions: how you feel, name, where you live, age and which colours you like

Year 3

Name, Age and feelings.

Body Parts.


Classroom Objects and Instructions.

 Numbers (1-20)


Days of the week, months and birthdays

Zoo Animal and descriptions.

Personal questions.

Numbers (1-39)

Sports and Opinions

Jungle animals, exotic fruits and La Sopresa de Handa

Numbers in Random order (1-39)

Year 4


Descriptions-Hair and Eyes.

School subjects and Opinions. Time on hr & 1/2 past.


Numbers (1-39) 


Weather and seasons.

Animals and Habitats.

numbers (1-70)

Sports and opinions.

Food and understanding and giving prices in Euros.

Numbers (1-69)

Year 5

Body Parts and illness.

More family.

Clothes and colours.

Time 1/4 past and 1/4 to.

Numbers (1-69)



Use of the negative.

Rooms in the house and furniture.


Numbers (1-100)

Family Members

More hobbies, opinions and justifications.

Countries and nationalities.

numbers (1-100)

Year 6

Family and jobs, in complex sentences.


At the doctors.

Time and school routine.


Numbers (1-100)


Places in town and directions


Haunted castle mystery.

Fractions and decimals

Numbers (1-1,000,000)

Food and cafe

understanding and designing menus.

Preference and habitats.

writing sentences from memory, usimg dictionary. 
eliciting information from longer paragraphs.


KS1 - Children are introduced to Spanish from year 1 and receive a weekly 30 minute lesson.

This enables the children to develop early language acquisition skills that facilitate their understanding of the patterns of language and how these differ from, or are similar to, English.

KS2 -  Each class receive three language lessons every two weeks.
We follow the MFL schemes of work provided by School Improvement Liverpool.
The four year scheme is based on the national curriculum programmes of study. The scheme is designed to build knowledge and skills encouraging pupls to become increasingly independent and creative in Spanish. The aim is to produce spanish-learners who are well equiped for KS3.


Curriculum Impact


Our MFL curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge of where different languages, including the range of home languages spoken by the families of the school, as well as in Spanish, are spoken in the world.


Assessment information is integral to our monitoring cycle.  Our monitoring cycle is developed at the beginning of each academic year.  Monitoring in spanish includes: lesson observations, book scrutinies and pupil voice.




Year 5 have been following instructions in Spanish and dressing up in some very strange combinations.