Year 4 Languages

By the end of Key Stage 2:

Pupils will be able to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

Autumn 1 - Mis Animales (my animals)

1. Recognise specific sounds (ll, j, z ó ñ ga) in spoken or written words

2. Accurately pronounce animals and related adjectives

3. Ask and answer questions about the pets I have, my friend has or that I would like, including their adjectives

4. Read texts about other people's pets and their feelings towards them

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about on the topic of pets and our feelings towards them

Culture: La Corrida De Toros (The running of the bulls)

Grammar: tener, gustaría, llamarse including negation; masculine and feminine singular indefinite articles (un and una); the relative pronoun 'que'. Revisit the gender of nouns and agreement of adjectives.

Role-Play: At the pet shop

Autumn 2 - En Mi Mochila (In my bag)

1. Recognise specific sounds (í, cua, c, á, ga, tu, ge, rr, j, ll ) in spoken or written words

2. Accurately pronounce stationery and classroom items and adjectives

3. Ask and answer questions about the stationery I have, my friend has or that I need, including specifying the number or colour

4. Read texts about what is in other people's schoolbag or pencil case

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about what's in our school bag

Culture: Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain.

Grammar: Hay, tener, negation, me hace falta, masculine and feminine plural indefinite articles (unos and unas); plural nouns; adjectival agreement

Role-Play: Asking for stationery

Spring 1 - Como Soy (what I'm like)

1. Recognise specific sounds (j, ve, e, ll, ñ) in spoken or written words

2. Accurately pronounce hair and eye colours and some shapes

3. Ask and answer questions to determine an identity

4. Read texts about other people's appearance

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about my appearance and that of others.

Culture: Famous Spanish speakers around the world

Grammar: definite masculine articles (el and los); llevar, tener including negation; plural nouns & their agreeing adjectives.

Role-Play: Help with a missing person

Spring 2 - Los Monstruos (monsters)

1. Recognise specific sounds (TBC) within spoken or written words

2. Accurately pronounce vocabulary related to the body

3. Ask and answer questions about someone's description

4. Read and write about the description of someone's body

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about someone or something

Culture: TBC

Grammar: ser including negation, gender and agreement of adjectives

Role-Play: Reporting a strange sighting

Summer 1 - Summer 1 - Mi Familia Y Yo (my family and I)

1. Recognise specific sounds (bue, h, í, ll) in spoken or written words

2. Accurately pronounce family and age vocabulary in context

3. Ask and answer questions about family and their ages

4. Read texts about other people's family members and their ages

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about my family tree

Culture: The Spanish Royal Family

Grammar: haber, tener and including negation; preposition en; revisit plural nouns; adverbs of intensity;revisit mi and su pronouns

Role-Play: Introducing family members

Summer 2 - Relaciones (relations)

1. Recognise specific sounds (vi, oy, z) within spoken or written words

2. Accurately pronounce vocabulary related to personality

3. Ask and answer questions about their relationship with a family member

4. Read and write about people's relationships with their family

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about who I live with and how well I get on with them

Culture: Famous Hispanic figures

Grammar: ser, llevarse, gustar including negation, gender and agreement of adjectives

Role-play: Describing a family member to a friend