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Spanish at Blackwood



Aims and purposes:

The main aim of language teaching is to develop children’s linguistic competence. Lessons at Blackwood are frequent, so that previously learnt language can be reinforced and children can make good progress.



This scheme of work is published on the DfES Standards website at and has been adapted to fit with our school curriculum. The units can be accessed in different formats.


Some of the day-to-day activities to boost Spanish around the school are: 





At home:

These are some suggestions for ways you can help your child.

  • Practise some of the vocabulary your child is learning in school.
  • Cook a typical Spanish meal.
  • Watch a film in Spanish.
  • Listen to Spanish music.
  • Follow a team in La Liga.
  • Encourage your child to use “Linguascope” to reinforce his/her learning and understanding of the language.  
  • - Username and Password to be provided during the Spanish lesson. (please be aware that the password changes every time the subscription is renewed).


Extra resources for parents to access:

  • BBC Bitesize -
  • Calico


Differentiation can be achieved in two main ways:

  • At the level of the task, where the task itself is more, or less demanding but the required outcome is the same.
  • At the level of the outcome, where responses to the same task can range from a single word answer or indication of a visual, to a full sentence response or finding out more information independently.


Assessment forms an important part and might take the following forms:

  • Formal – provided at the end of each topic.
  • Informal – in classroom situations and student’s response.
  • Self-assessment opportunities.
  •  Peer-assessment can be carried out by learners comparing their answers to the key sample.



Physical Spanish Phonics:

Across all the year groups, we learn the Spanish phonics. Physical Spanish Phonics is a sound, action and spelling system, not a pronunciation guide. A method for getting to grips with Spanish pronunciation.


Coverage by Year Group

Some of the activities we do in our lessons:

Celebrating Languages from Around the World, across the school.

Log of House Points

  • Maple 2554
  • Beech 2477
  • Oak 2648