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 Mascotas (my pets)

1. Recognise and practise specific sounds for accurate pronunciation

2. Read aloud and write using my knowledge of sounds.

3. Ask and answer questions using my knowledge of 'tener' and 'llamarse'

4. To translate and construct texts using my knowledge of verb conjugation

5. To present information orally and in writing on the topic of pets using 'llamarse' and 'tener'

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 - ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! (happy birthday!)

1. Recognise and practise specific sounds for accurate pronunciation

2. Accurately pronounce numbers, months and days

3. To be able to ask and answer when a birthday is

4. To be able read and write specific dates

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about our birthdays and our ages

Culture: Traditional Hispanic birthday celebrations

Grammar: llamarse, tener, ser consolidation, mi and su pronoun

Role-Play: At a birthday party

Spring 1 - El tiempo (the weather)

1. Recognise specific sounds (ce, or, h, ie, ub) in spoken or written words

2. Accurately pronounce weather phrases and seasons of the year

3. Ask and answer questions about the type of weather

4. Read texts about weather descriptions and match these with seasons or given places

5. Give a spoken or written presentation about the weather experienced in particular places.

Culture: Climate of Spain - it's not always sunny!

Grammar: Preposition 'en'; hacer; haber; nevar, llover, estar

Role-Play: Giving a weather report

Spring 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

Summer 1 - 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 2 - 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