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SPANISH CURRICULUM

Learning a language enables children to develop an awareness and appreciation of other cultures and the study of a foreign tongue gives them the main tool to experience these cultures at a much deeper and more enriching level. Our aim is to help children develop their confidence in communicating using their skills in and out of the classroom. At South Lee, children are currently studying Spanish in Year 7 and 8 with the aim to achieve a level of fluency on topic areas of personal interest to them. 


Year 7 

Topics: 

  • Greetings and goodbyes 

  • Asking and responding to the question “How are you?” 

  • Giving and asking for personal information (name, where live, age, where you come from, birthday) 

  • Days of the week, months of the year, dates 

  • Numbers 1 – 100 

  • alphabet 

  • Family 

  • Pets 

  • Colours 

  • Classroom objects 

  • Character description 

  • Physical description 

  • School 


Grammar: 

  • Present tense of common verbs of yo/él, ella/ellos,ellas (ser, tener, llamarse) 

  • Singular and plural formation 

  • Adjectival agreement singular/plural/masculine/feminine 

  • Definite and indefinite articles 

  • Expressing likes and dislikes (back-to-front verbs: me gusta, me encanta, no me importa …) 



Year 8 

Topics: 

  • Numbers 1 – 1,000,000 

  • Nationalities 

  • Spanish-speaking countries 

  • European countries and their capitals 

  • Hobbies 

  • Time expressions 

  • Express opinions and give reasons 

  • Buildings/facilities in town 

  • Positive and negative aspects about my region 

  • Daily routine 

  • The time 


Grammar: 

  • Present tense formation (regular and most common irregular verbs: ir, tener, ser, jugar) 

  • Adjectival agreement (adjectives ending in -o, -e, or a consonant) 

  • Plural formation 

  • Express likes and dislikes for different persons (A mi hermano le encanta) 

  • Introduction to reflexive verbs in the present tense 

  • Introduction to more complex sentences (Lo bueno/malo es que …) 


Contribution to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural  

  • Giving children an understanding and appreciation of life in other countries  

  • Helping children learn to communicate with people in other parts of the world  

  • Teaching children to work collaboratively  

  • Developing children’s wonder and sensitivity to the variety in the world 

  • Developing children’s listening skills