Spanish at SMC

At SMC, Spanish is taught weekly and the learning consolidated with various activities. From EYFS to Year Six, our teaching approach to languages centres on giving our pupils positive experiences associated with learning languages in order for them to be encouraged to pursue them later on in their school lives. Therefore songs, games and other engaging oral activities are used within our Spanish sessions to encourage enjoyment and excitement whilst learning, as well as giving pupils opportunities to use language in real-life, social and interactive contexts.


Through our teaching of MFL we aim for children to be able to build on five strands of teaching and learning: Speaking, Reading, Listening, Writing and Intercultural Understanding.


These strands will enable the children to be able to:

  • Listen and respond to questions using correct pronunciation and grammar

  • Memorise and recite familiar words and phrases (including rhymes, songs and stories)

  • Interpret meaning by picking out familiar words;

  • Read and write familiar vocabulary building up into short phrases and sentences including the use of dictionaries to find new words

  • Communicate with each other in French in pairs or groups

  • Recognise similarities and differences between countries and cultures.

To find out what each class will be learning in Spanish this Term, please click here.

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