Spanish at Millfields

Spanish is a well established subject in Millfields.In line with the national curriculum for languages we aim to ensure that all pupils:

• understand and respond to spoken and written language
• speak with increasing confidence and accuracy.
• can write at varying length and use the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.

We also believe that learning Spanish from an earlier age will ensure that pupils:

• develop an interest in other languages.
• value language learning as a life-long skill.
• gain language learning skills and knowledge about language.
• respect and value diversity
• develop self esteem and confidence through communication skills
• develop research skills to extend knowledge and understanding.

Being a linguist at Millfields

  • Listen attentively to spoken language, join in and respond

  • Explore the patterns and sounds of the language, for example through songs and rhymes.

  • Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions and express opinions.

  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation.

  • Present ideas and information orally.

  • Read carefully, showing understanding of simple writing.

  • Appreciate stories and songs in the language.

  • Develop vocabulary, including through using a dictionary.

  • Write phrases and short paragraphs from memory and adapt them to create new sentences independently.

  • Describe people, places and things verbally and in writing.

  • Understand and analyse basic grammar.

Spanish Big Ideas & Knowledge Categories

How Spanish is taught at Millfields

All KS1 and KS2 children attend a 45-60 minutes session of Spanish weekly. All lessons are delivered by our Specialist Language Teacher. Regular routines, games and songs are present in every lesson in a way that children find enjoyable.

Enrichment in Spanish at Millfields

Aspects of Spanish are included in School Assemblies and Spanish Star of the Week certificates are awarded during celebration assemblies. We organise an annual Spanish/Hispanic Week in the spring term to celebrate the children’s learning and the diversity of the Spanish Speaking World. In addition we run an after school Spanish club open to all ages.

Spanish Trips, Visits and Workshops

  • Flamenco / Salsa workshops during Hispanic Week.

  • Students from Clapton Girls Academy visit us regularly to teach our pupils.

  • Some year 6 students attend a year 7 taster lesson as part of their Transition Programme during the summer term.

  • Trips to the Hackney School of Food during Hispanic Week.

  • We regularly welcome Spanish teachers from abroad.

Spanish at home

Children in Years 1 to 6 have home access to an online Spanish website called Languagenut.

Please click on the following links for more information:

Cross Curriculum Spanish

Here's what the pupils say

Pupil Voice