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Knowledge and skills covered

Below you will find the knowledge and skills covered in years 2 - 5. 

 

You will see that there is a larger knowledge and skills content in Class 3, this is because Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) are only statutory in Key Stage 2. Much of the content in Class 2 is repeated each year, rather than on a 2 year cycle like Class 3. A bigger emphasis is put on writing in Spanish from Year 3 onwards so although the content might be repeated the activities and expectations are showing progression.

 

Knowledge

Class 2 (years 2 /3)

Class 3 (years 4 /5)

 

To recognise and use greetings in Spanish

 

To count to ten in sequence.

 

To recognise and say colours

 

To listen and respond to classroom instructions

 

To say their name and to ask others their names

 

To ask others how they are feeling and to say how you are feeling

 

Ask and say where you live.

 

To recognise animal nouns

 

To count in sequence up to 20

 

Introduce other greetings and responses

 

Ask someone’s age and answer about your own age.

 

To listen and respond to classroom instructions.

 

To count in sequence up to 30

 

To associate the number symbols with the spoken word.

 

 

To recognise and use greetings in Spanish

 

To say their name and to ask others their names

 

To ask others how they are feeling and to say how you are feeling

 

To understand and use numbers to 31

 

To count forwards and backwards

 

To recognise and follow instructions in Spanish

 

To maximise the use of Spanish in the classroom

 

To understand and say the days of the week

 

To understand and say the months

 

To recognise the written words for days and months

 

To ask and answer questions about birthdays

 

To understand and answer questions relating to animals

 

To recognise and say names for parts of the body in Spanish

 

To follow instructions in Spanish

 

To say where they live

 

To understand and use numbers to 69

 

To count forwards and backwards

To recognise the written words for days and months

 

To say habitats for animals

To read sentences about habitats

 

Learn some key weather expressions in response to the question ‘¿qué tiempo hace?

 

Recognise the written words for school subjects and attempt spellings

 

 

 

 

Progression of Skills

Year

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Listening

1

Recognise and understand some familiar words and phrases in written form.

 

 

Imitate pronunciation.

Listen to familiar spoken words and phrases.

2

Read aloud in chorus, with confidence and enjoyment, from a known text.

 

Respond to familiar spoken words and phrases

Understand conventions such as taking turns to speak, valuing the contribution of others

 

3

  • Make links between some phoneme, rhymes and spellings and read aloud familiar words
  • Notice the spelling of familiar words
  • Recognise how sounds are represented in written form
  • Identify specific sounds, phonemes and words.

 

  • Write some familiar simple words accurately using a model (copy)
  • Write some familiar simple words from memory
  • Communicate with others using simple words and phrases
  • Use the correct pronunciation in spoken work
  • Recognise question forms and negatives
  • Link sounds to meanings
  • Recognise question forms and negatives
  • Identify specific sounds, phonemes and words

4

  • Read and understand familiar words and short written phrases
  • Follow a short text while listening and reading, saying some of the text
  • Read a wider range of words, phrases and sentences aloud
  • Apply phonic knowledge to decode text
  • Recognise and apply simple agreements (e.g. gender, plural, singular)
  • Recognise negative statements
  • Recognise categories of words (e.g. colours) and word classes
  • Write some familiar words and phrases (noun & gender and adjectives) without help (from memory)
  • Copy simple structures
  • Use question forms
  • Use phonic knowledge to support accurate pronunciation and to write simple words and phrases
  • Recognise and apply simple agreements (e.g. gender, plural, singular)
  • Use question forms
  • Use phonic knowledge to support accurate pronunciation and to say simple words and phrases
  • Listen to and identify words and short phrases
  • Communicate by answering a wider range of questions
  • Sort words according to sounds
  • Recognise negative statements
  • Recognise categories of words (e.g. colours) and word classes

5

  • Read and understand some of the main points from a short text
  • Recognise typical conventions of word order and compare with English
  • Understand and use negative statements
  • Understand how a simple sentence is written
  • Write words, phrases and a few sentences using a model
  • Remember simple structures and apply in new contexts
  • Join simple sentences using y/pero
  • Manipulate language by changing a single element in a sentence
  • Understand and use negative statements
  • Apply knowledge of language rules and conventions when building short sentences
  • Use 1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular forms of familiar verbs.
  • Communicate by asking a wider range of questions
  • Express simple opinions
  • Make a short presentation using a model
  • Develop accuracy in pronunciation and intonation
  • Manipulate language by changing a single element in a sentence
  • Use repair strategies to keep a conversation going
  • Understand and use negative statements
  • Apply knowledge of language rules and conventions when building short sentences
  • Pick out some of the main points from short spoken passages
  • Join in a short conversation
  • Understand simple opinions
  • Recognise typical conventions of word order and compare with English
  • Understand and use negative statements
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