MFL- Spanish

Subject Leader:

Mrs E Griffin- BA (hons) English with Creative writing / NPQSL/NPQH



Here at Haslam Park Primary School we recognise the value that a high-quality languages curriculum can offer to our pupils. A large proportion of our pupils are bilingual and as such, are natural linguists. We feel that this is something to celebrate and exploit while allowing pupils to demonstrate their natural ability.

At Haslam Park Primary School, our Key Stage 2 pupils study Spanish as their modern foreign language. This decision was made as a result of researching our local secondary school offers and recognising Spanish as the second most spoken language globally. When considering both factors, we feel that Spanish is a perfect way of enabling our pupils to be ready for and access Key Stage 3 language study and become global citizens, ready for the world of work.  

Our fantastic external providers – Primary Languages Network- will enable us to deliver on our intent while upskilling staff and ensuring that MFL at Haslam Park is one of the many jewels in our crown.

All pupils (particularly disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND) are entitled to a regularly taught, language curriculum which provides them with the opportunity to develop secure skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing through carefully structured and sequenced lessons throughout Key Stage 2.

Language learning will be fun Haslam Park Primary School through the use of varied activities, songs, role-play and interactive games. By using topics which link to other curriculum areas, children will be able to embed knowledge and see how it can be used in real life. The curriculum content and sequence takes into account ‘best practice’ research into language teaching with an emphasis on enabling children to have plenty of opportunities for repetition and retention with a view to build confidence and a secure knowledge of vocabulary.


All Key Stage pupils will take part in a weekly Spanish lesson, delivered by Senorita Ormes from the Primary Languages Network. During these lessons, they will have the opportunity to develop a range of secure vocabulary and be able to use this vocabulary in a variety of sentence using correct grammar. Children will be provided with activities which enable them to build on their previously learned knowledge throughout Key Stage 2.

  • Speaking skills will progress from using simple words and phrases to being able to join ideas and sentences together during, for example, presentations and

  • Listening skills will progress from recognising simple words and phrases to being able to understand longer texts and more complex vocabulary and sentence

  • Reading skills will progress from understanding simple words and phrases to understanding stories and non-fiction (including subject-specific vocabulary).

  • Writing skills with progress from writing simple words and phrases to writing at length with joined sentences and using the correct grammar, for a variety of text

The Spanish curriculum is enriched by other opportunities for pupils to share and apply their knowledge. These include: parent assemblies followed by stay and learn sessions as well as enrichment days to celebrate European Day of Languages, our pen pal schemes with other PLN schools and Spanish cultural festivals such as San Fermin.


Our languages curriculum aims to develop within pupils a love of learning languages and a secure knowledge and understand of Spanish so that children are confident to use Spanish both orally (for speaking and listening) and in writing (both for writing and reading).Our learning is progressive which means that with each half term, term and year that goes by, we are constantly building on our Spanish knowledge so that by the time our pupils leave primary school, they are ready for the challenges that come with learning languages at their chosen secondary school. 

The impact of our curriculum will be evident in the data collected during half-termly assessments of the four key skills- reading, writing, speaking and listening and when gathering information from pupil voice activities. 

Long Term Overview :

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

A new start 

1a Getting to know you 

1b Numbers 

1c Colours 

The calendar and celebrations 

2a Bonfire night colours 

2b Commands colours numbers 

2c Calendar time 

2d Christmas starry night

Animals I like and don't like 


1a Epiphany celebrations 

1b Animals around us

Carnival and playground games 

2a Carnival & playground games 

2b Easter c

Breakfast, fruit nouns, hungry giant 


1 The Hungry Giant 

Going on a picnic 

2a Map
Explorers Gi

2b Going on a Picnic 


Welcome to school Super learners 

1 Welcome to school 

     super learners

My local area, your local area 

2a Bonfire night poem 

2b Robots commands actions 

2c Shops, signs and directions 

2d Christmas sparkle

Family tree and faces 


1a Epiphany time again 

1b Meet the alien family 

Celebrating carnival / body parts 

2a Carnival of animals 

2b Body parts and aliens 

2c Alien family Easter Egg hunt 

Feeling unwell / Jungle animals 

1a I don't feel well 

1b Walking through the jungle 

Summer time 

2a Weather 

2b Ice creams 

Year 5

My school, my subject

1a Talking all about us

1b School subjects, my opinions

1c Witch at school (optional)

Time in the city 

2a in the city 

2b Christmas shopping

Healthy eating - going to market 

1a Happy New Year 

1b Pantomime and verb to be 

1c Going to the market 

1d Healthy recipe 

1e Jack & the Beanstalk (optional)

Clothes, colours, fashions show

2 Carnival clowns and clothes

Out of this world 


1 Out of this world 

Going to the seaside 


2 Going to the seaside 

Year 6

Everyday life 

1a Revisiting me 

1b Time - o'clock 

1c Daily life of a Superhero

Where I live, where you live 

2a Spooky house/ Space house 

2b Hopes and roles 

2c Paddington's Xmas sandwich 

Playing and enjoying sport 


1a Happy New year forfeit game 

1b Investigating sports

This is me, hobbies and fun 

2a All the fun of the Fair 

2b Favourites 

Cafe culture and restaurants 

1a Cafe culture 

1b Eating out 

Performance time

2a Tour de France

2b Class Performance

2c Year 6 Presentation

2d Create a class newspaper


Knowledge Organisers:


Autumn 1 knowledge organisers:

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_27746_Spa_Y4_Aut_1_Welcome_to_school_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
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Autumn 2 knowledge organisers:

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_27538_Spa_Y4_Aut_2_Town_and_shops_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
_27538_Spa_Y5_Aut_2_buying_a_present_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
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_27538_Spa_Y6_Aut_2_House_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx

Spring 1 knowledge organisers:

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Spa_Y4_Spr_1_Face_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
Spa_Y4_Spr_1_Family_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
SP_Y5_Spr_1_Market_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
SP_Y6_Spr_1_Sport_Work_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx

Spring 2 knowledge organisers:

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Spa_Y4_Spr_2_parts_of_the_body_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
Spa_Y5_Spr_2_Clothes_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
Spa_Y6_Spr_2_Hobbies_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx

Summer 1 knowledge organisers:

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Spa_Y5_Sum_1_Travellers_ID_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
Spa_Y6_Sum_1_Cafe_dialogue_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
Spa_Y6_Sum_1_Restaurants_Organisers_Template.pptx .pptx
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Year_4_summer_1_KO.1.pptx .pptx
Year_4_summer_1_KO.2.pptx .pptx

Summer 2 knowledge Organisers: 

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Year_3_summer_KO.2.pptx .pptx
Year_4_summer_KO.1.pptx .pptx
Year_4_summer_KO.2.pptx .pptx
Year_5_summer_KO.pptx .pptx
Spanish Poems - Year 4

Our year 4 pupils produced some beautiful poems in Spanish and performed them for the class. 

If you would like to watch two of our pupils reading their poem aloud, please follow the link: 






Celebrating Haslam Park

At Haslam Park, we speak many languages and we are very proud of this fact. We worked very hard to immerse our pupils in a language-rich environment and we are incredibly proud to say we have featured in Primary Language Network's blog about celebrating language diversity and Spanish immerision in our wonderful school.

If you would like to read the blog, please follow the link below. 



Feliz Navidad from Haslam Park Primary School 

Our amazing year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a penpal exchange with another PLN school during which they designed a festive card and wrote a message to their new pen pal in Spanish.  Not only were they THRILLED to receive their card from their penpal, but the cards they produced were simply beautiful. This was an opportunity for our pupils to apply their Spanish knowledge to a writing activity - giving our pupils the opportunity to write for a purpose is incredibly important to us at Haslam Park and this was a perfect chance to demonstrate what we have learned.  

Festive MFL Fun

Across Key Stage 2, we will be marking the festive season with a wonderful languages advent calendar, thanks to Primary Languages Network. Each day, a new festive picture and video is shared with new vocabulary shared in either Spanish, German or French. Our pupils will also be sharing what this word is in the languages they speak at home.[1820]Linked_full_multilingual_calendar_.pdf




 Year 3- 6 have got off to a flying start in their Spanish lessons in the autumn term. Please take a look at the sample of the brilliant work below.  


Moore Class showed our parents what they have been learning about in MFL lessons. They were amazing! 

Our parents then stayed for a stay and learn session in which we all applied our learning of colour names in Spanish. 




During one of our recent MFL sessions, Wissal (year 6 Mandela Class) demonstrated the ability to share key information about herself: her likes, dislikes and things that are important to her. Senorita Thompson was so impressed that she suggested we share it on our Twitter page. 

Within days, the wonderful teachers at the Primary Languages Network contacted us to ask if we could use Wissal's video in their training course materials to share what 'the gold standard' of year 6 MFL looks like. What an achievement! 

You can watch Wissal's video on our twitter page:





Photos of us enjoying our MFL lessons

In our Spanish lessons, we apply our acquisition of new words and phrases in Spanish to the four DFE skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. This makes our learning rich, varied and embedded. 


Videos to support your MFL learning at home: