St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

Modern Foreign Language

Children in years 2 - 6 are learning Spanish. They have a lesson each week from a specialist Spanish teacher.

In Spanish, we have been learning to greet our friends and families, how to say and write numbers to 20, how to say colour names, and how to talk about what we like to do. We have also been singing Spanish songs and playing playground games.




At St John's learning Spanish is a liberation from insularity and provides children with an opening to other cultures. The teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. Spanish teaching provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.




The teaching of Spanish in Year 2 and key stage 2 St John’s follows the National Curriculum and is planned and taught by  Gramacri, an outside agency. Class teachers identify specific pupils who need support or greater challenge and share this with Gramarci, who also follow school school policies and liaise with Senior staff and the Spanish lead. 



Spanish Overview 


Year Group




Yr 2

 KS1 Unit 1

Greetings and Numbers 

 KS1 Unit 2

Family Members

 KS1 Unit 3


 KS1 Unit 4


 KS1 Unit 5




Yr 3

KS2 Unit 6

All about me

KS2 Unit 7 

Spanish Phonics


KS2 Unit 8

My Body

KS2 Unit 9

Clothes and Stories

KS 2 Unit10 My Routine



Yr 4

KS2 Unit 11

Likes and Dislikes

KS2 Unit 12

My School


KS2 Unit 13

Family and Environment

KS2 Unit 14

My Body and Self- Description

KS2 Unit 15

Animals and Biodiversity

KS1 Unit 16

Food and Sustainability


Yr 5

KS2 Unit 17

Transport and Weather

KS2 Unit 18

Hobbies and Sports

KS2 Unit19

The Wider World

KS2 Unit 20

Exploring a Spanish Town

KS2 Unit 21

My City and My Planet

KS1 Unit 22

My World

Yr 6

KS2 Unit 23

Transport and Weather

KS2 Unit 24

Hobbies and Sports

KS2 Unit 25 

The Wider


KS2 Unit  26

Exploring a Spanish Town

KS2 Unit 27

My City and My Planet

KS1 Unit 24

My World


Gramarci joined St John's during 2022 /23 and launched a new curriculum. For this reason, during this academic year only, Years 4 to 6 are learning the same topics, with more challenging concepts lessons. This is because Gramarci feel that they need to lay a foundation through these topics in order for the children to be proficient and continue with the usual curriculum in these year groups in 2023 / 24. 



We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice) and asking key assessment questions to a range of children.
  • monitoring Spanish journals to check that planned content is covered.
  • measuring assessment standards against written evidence in learning journals.


Below are links to songs you can listen to at home.


Numbers and counting


Greeting people

learn how to greet others in Spanish with footballers Navarro, Bellerin and Deulofeu


Days of the week