The study of the Spanish language at FNPS provides opportunities for children to become more accepting of diversity, more respectful of others and more aware of their place in our multicultural society.
In correspondence with the Victorian Curriculum, the process of teaching and learning Spanish at FNPS focuses on ‘learn about’ and ‘learn to’ statements. For example, through a variety of children-centred activities such as games, rhymes, songs, iPad applications, dialogues and collaborative hands-on projects, children learn numbers to count, tell the time, say their ages, indicate how many floors a building has, etc. We have high expectations for all children and children are supported and encouraged to learn so they can celebrate their learning during our Spanish language day in October.
The aim of the F-6 Spanish Language program at FNPS is to equip children with communication skills and transferable language learning strategies they can use during, at the end of primary school level and beyond their school journey to, in general, learn languages. At the same time children are expected to gain insights into the relationship between language and culture, leading to lifelong personal, educational and vocational benefits.
You can encourage your children independent skills to learn more Spanish by checking with them the websites and apps enlisted below. Click on the links.
Languages online (this is highly recommended for new children joining the school this year)
Spanish town (level and topic-based website, ideal to revise vocabulary)
Duolingo (In case your child wants to advance his/her knowledge at their own pace. You need to create an account)
Kahoot (Play and learn some Spanish with your child! You need to register to see or create your own games)
In Term 1, the children will learn:
-Greetings (hello, bye) Song: hello, My little friend (Hola amiguito)
-Primary colours. My favourite colour. Song: los colores (the colours)
-Things I like to do
-How to say their age in Spanish: I am 5 years old (Yo tengo 5 años)
-Greetings. Song: Buenos días amigos
My name: I’m called [Me llamo..] Song: ¿Cómo te llamas?
-Numbers (up to 20) to tell their ages. ¿Cuántos años tienes?
-Days of the week (Los días de la semana) to tell the date
. What day I love?
Times of the day.
Commands in class. Song: Globos
Likes and disl;ikes
My description. Parts of the face. Eyes, ears, nose & mouth. Song: My face is like this (Mi cara es así)
Unit: At school
Greetings. Song: Good morning Buenos días
Colours to say ‘My favourite colour is ...’
Class instructions. Song: Listen and hera (escucha, mira, arriba, abajo).
School tools: Where is the pencil (¿Dónde está el lápiz azul?)
Mixing primary colours to get secondary colours. Key phrase: My favourite colour is
- My face (revision & extension)
-Body parts. Song: Song: Juan pequeño. (Little John dances)
Unit: All about me
Formal and informal greetings.
Self-introduction. ¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?
Places around my town. Song
Fruit cognates. My favourite fruit is... (Mi fruta favorita es...)
Sport cognates: Mi deporte favorito es.. ¿Qué deprote te gusta? (What sport do you like?)
Numbers up to 60 to tell the time and answer How old am I?
Commands in class.
Belongings: Song : la mochila (the bag-pack)
Likes and dislikes (colours)
School tools. What do you have in your bag? Tengo un lápiz verde.
Clothes. Song: Ponte la camisa
My school. (rooms and facilities). My ideal school. There is/are... in my school.