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Drighlington Primary School, Moorland Road, Drighlington, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD11 1JY


0113 2853000

Drighlington Primary School

Nurturing, supporting, believing, achieving!


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qué puedo y qué no puedo hacer en cada región de España

At Drighlington Primary School we believe that learning a second language offers children the chance to really appreciate another country, culture and people and develops their sense of being part of a global community. We believe that the ability to communicate in another language fosters aspiration and confidence and is a life-long skill for education, future employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world. Our curriculum gives children the skills they need to be successful in future language learning, encouraging them to use the skills and knowledge that they have developed in English lessons to be a ‘language detective’. Growth mindset skills are integral to this problem-solving way of working. We believe in the power of oracy, and as such Spanish lessons have a key focus on developing speaking and listening skills and upon Castillian pronunciation. Each unit focuses on phonics, key vocabulary and upon developing the ability of learners to effectively use core verbs in order that pupils are able to express themselves fluently in another language. Opportunities to develop cultural capital are planned for with a restaurant visit and writing letters to Spanish speakers.

We learn Spanish because it is the fourth most spoken language in the world – offering children a wealth of opportunities to use their language in real life; this was agreed through consultation with families. 

‘You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you only know one language, you live only once.’

Czech Proverb 

‘Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning a different way to think about things.’

Flora Lewis, Journalist specialising in international affairs

 What do we teach and in what year group?

Formal lessons in Spanish start in Y3, however we offer wider Spanish cultural experiences throughout school. For a breakdown of our curriculum, look at the map:

Our Whole School Languages Curriculum Map 2021-22

Every year, around 26 September, we celebrate European Day of Languages by having a Spanish cultural day. Have a look at our twitter feeds to see our children learning Spanish flamenco dancing...



Where can I go to learn more Spanish at home?

Y3 A greetings song from BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1--ks2-mfl-spanish-greetings-with-ben-shires/zfksqp3 

Y3 Introductions https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/spanish-ks2-introducing-yourself-in-spanish/zd2jmfr 

Y3 Family https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/spanish-ks2-meeting-a-spanish-family/z4d9wty 

Y3 Numbers https://www.euroclub-schools.org/numbers-1-to-10-spanish-song 

Y4 Colours https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/spanish-ks2-painting-and-colours/zbcb47h 

Y4 Telling the time https://www.euroclub-schools.org/telling-the-time-spanish-song 

Y4 Animals https://www.euroclub-schools.org/los-animales-spanish-song 

Y4 Christmas https://www.euroclub-schools.org/christmas-songs 

Y5 Directions https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/spanish-ks2-giving-directions/zmhxpg8 

Y5 Weather https://www.euroclub-schools.org/spanish-weather-song 

Y6 Cooking and Food https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/spanish-ks2-shopping-cooking-and-preparing-food/z6hxpg8 

Y6 Food and Revision https://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish.htm 

General games and resources https://www.pandatree.com/FreeLearningSpanishResources 

Word reference dictionary  https://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword= 

Listen to some stories in Spanish https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories?fbclid=IwAR0dvE1xJ-bzmJXjQKpfhRAQu02fWIGHsc9Kk4JfzxiJD2qpjALBV6FR6BA 

Play some games https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-sp-pz.htm 

Look out for our Spanish Champions... coming in 2021-22

Have a listen to some of our fabulous pupils practising their Spanish vocabulary at home...

Click here for Languages curriculum plans.