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 - Welcome to school

1) To ask and answer several questions about myself
2) To recall numbers to 10 and classroom instructions
3) To say and read some numbers between 0 and 20
4) To recall days of the week and months of the year
5) To say and write names of rooms in school
6) To say and write the nouns for some classroom objects

Autumn 2 - Robot Town

1) To write a fireworks poem
2) To read and understand useful instructions and commands
3) To use and write some useful instructions
4) To say and recognise places in a town
5) To give simple directions and ask, "Where is....?" in Spanish
6) Assessment

Spring 1 - Family & Faces

1) To learn about Epiphany in Spain
2) To say 4 family nouns in Spanish
3) To write about a family member in Spanish
4) To say and read 4 face parts
5) To understand the nouns for some parts of the face
6) Assessment

Spring 2 - Carnival/Body Parts

1) To understand and say aloud animal nouns
2) To say nouns for parts of the body
3) To listen and respond to body parts and commands
4) To say nouns for different body and face parts together
5) To describe an alien using nouns, numbers & colours
6) Assessment

Summer 1 - Feeling unwell/jungle animals

1) To say and write parts of the body
2) To explain why I don't feel well or what hurts
3) To recall some jungle animals
4) To understand simple sentences with colour and size descriptions
5) To write a simple sentence to describe a jungle animal
6) To understand and write simple phrases and sentences

Summer 2 - Summer time

1) To say types of weather
2) To recall some weather phrases
3) To play games with weather phrases
4) To say flavours of ice cream
5) To create my perfect ice cream
6) Assessment