Bienvenidos a español! Welcome to Spanish!
Pupils at Sebright learn Spanish and enjoy the benefits of starting to learn a foreign language at an early age. We teach through songs, videos, games, interactive activities and lessons based on a practical communicative approach.
Our aim at Sebright 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.
Our curriculum overview gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.
This Summer Term our pupils will be learning:
Reception: Recap previous & Spanish quiz; colours + classroom objects; I like + fruits: apple, strawberry, banana, pear, orange, etc.; slow/fast; action verbs intro: to walk, to jump, to speak, to count, to dance, to clap, to sing, etc.
Body parts: head, arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers…; Farm animals: dog, cat, chicken, sheep, pig, etc.; the summer: icecream, beach, sunglasses, flip-flops, heat, sun.
Year 1: Recap Spanish quiz; numbers recap + How old are you? I am … years old; colours: blue, red, green, yellow, pink, orange, brown, grey, black, white, purple + I like & what colour is it?; I like + fruits: apple, strawberry, banana, pear, orange, pineapple, watermelon, raspberry, melon, etc.
Farm animals + colours: dog, cat, chicken, sheep, pig, duck, donkey, cow + what colour is it?; fast/slow; action verbs intro: to walk, to jump, to speak, to count, to dance, to clap, to sing; body parts: head, arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, mouth, ear, nose, eyes, knees, feet, shoulders.
Year 2: Recap Spanish quiz; maths + numbers recap; the age: how old are you?; magic words: Thank you, please, I’m sorry, May I?; Days of the week & months; colours + I like/don’t like + what colour is it?; fruits + colours + I like/don’t like
Fast/slow; action verbs: to walk, to jump, to speak, to count, to dance, to clap, to sing, to swim, to run, to eat, to drink + I like/don’t like; body parts; farm & wild animals; descriptions: adjectives + animals; I am hungry & I am thirsty: food & drinks. Ordering icecreams.
Year 3: Recap Spanish quiz; numbers 1-30 & maths, numbers 10-100 in tens; the age, how old are you?; days of the week: what is the day today?; Months; the date: what’s the date? Talking about my birthday.
My family + determiners + I have; pets – animals + I like/I don’t like + descriptions; what colours is it? what is your favourite colour? + I like / I don’t like; body parts + descriptions; the coloured monster: matching art. + n + adj; verbs –ar, Present tense 1st p.: I walk, I jump, I speak, I listen, I count, I dance, I swim, I sing, I play + what are you doing?; connectors: but, and.
Year 4: Recap Spanish quiz; the date recap + birthday; the alphabet-phonics: vowels & consonants, spelling; animals + I like/I don’t like + colours + descriptions; I love/I hate, I really Like/I don’t like at all + food; body parts + descriptions; the coloured monster: matching art. + n + adj.
Feelings & emotions: ¿How are you? Great, sad, tired, happy…; sports + I like/I don’t like; verbs –ar, present tense 1st p. What are you doing?: I walk, I jump, I speak, I listen, I dance, I swim, I sing, I play; the weather + the seasons + clothing; the family members: my family + determiners + I have.
Year 5: Recap Spanish quiz; the seasons + the weather, negative sentences: no + verb, intensifiers: muy, mucho, poco, un poco de; connectives: but, and; I like/I don’t like, I love/I hate, I really Like/I don’t like at all + because; the time: what time is it? + parts of the day.
The planets: what planet is it? Planets + descriptions (colour, size, etc.); I am hungry / I am thirsty + determiners: the; food & Drinks: I eat / I drink; verbs –ar: to walk, to jump, to speak, to listen, to count, to dance, to sing, to swim, to play; present tense 1st person + what are you doing?
Year 6: Recap Spanish quiz; I wan to eat/I want to eat + food & drinks + because + también; Ordering food: what do you want to eat/drink?; I like/I don’t like, I love/I hate, I really Like/I don’t like at all + foods & drinks; I like/I don’t like + verbs infinitive/+nouns; Sports & instruments + I like/I don’t like; talking about my hobbies: to play + music/ sports; talking about our habits: what do you do?; Spanish verbs –ar, -er, -ir: present tense + What are you doing?: I I dance, I sing, I swim, I play…
The planets-animals: what planet-animal is it?, descriptions; planets + descriptions; professions-jobs; the time: what time is it? + parts of the day.
Spanish Phrase of the Term
"¿Qué quieres comer? Tengo hambre. Quiero comer pollo y ensalada." ("What do you want to eat? I'm hungry. I want to eat chicken and salad").
Our Spanish Champions
These are our 2020-21 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 Sebright’s Standards 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.