Year 2 Languages

By the end of Year 2 children will:

  1. Listen and respond - Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by using gestures or basic responses.

  2. Begin to recognize sounds and patterns - link the spelling, sound and meaning of the words through songs or rhymes

  3. Engage in basic language - greet and leave a person, say thank you, you're welcome, yes or no.

  4. Speak - say individual words such as colours, animals or numbers for example.

  5. Develop an appreciation of stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language - enjoy these in the target language

  6. Develop accurate pronunciation - recognise that some sounds in Spanish are different to English,

  7. Follow along with a story - show understanding of individual words in a story containing Spanish vocabulary.

  8. Broaden their vocabulary - show interest in the language by seeking out Spanish equivalents for the English words they encounter

  9. Describe people, places or things - use individual words (such as colour, animal, number or family member) to describe. when prompted

  10. Mark make and begin to write - very basic individual words in Spanish

  11. Recognise patterns of sounds or written words - be able to identify a word as Spanish based on patterns of the language;

  12. Apply the language they have learnt - be able to apply vocabulary to existing and new contexts i.e identify an item's colour, number or the person.

Autumn 1

1. Be able to recognise feelings in Spanish

2. Practise saying some feelings in Spanish with 'I am' [estoy]

3. Be able to ask how are you in Spanish [¿Cómo estás?]

4. Be able to respond using a set phrase in Spanish [bien/así así/mal]

Autumn 2

1. Recognise numbers from 1-10 in Spanish

2. Practise saying numbers from 1-10 in Spanish

3. Practise counting from 1-10 in Spanish

5. Count the number of items

6. Write numbers in Spanish


Spring 1

1. Be able to recognise someone giving their name [me llamo]

2. Be able to ask someone their name [¿Cómo te llamas?]

Spring 2

1. Be able to recognise months and days of the week in Spanish

2. Be able to say what day of the week it is


Summer 1

1. Be able to recognise some Spanish-speaking places

2. Be able to practise saying specific sounds within country names

3. Be able to ask someone where they live [¿Dónde vives?]

4. Be able to respond using a set phrase in Spanish [Vivo en Middleton]

5. Learn the Spanish names for places where we live e.g. banco, supermercado etc.

6. Be able to write about where I live and the names of spanish-speaking countries


Summer 2

1. Be able to recognise some family members in Spanish

2. Be able to practise saying specific sounds contained within family members

3. Be able to say family members in Spanish

4. Be able to identify family members in Spanish

5. Be able to choose the correct written word for family members in Spanish

6.Be able to write the written words for family members in Spanish