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Year 5 Spanish



Year 5 are in their second year of learning Spanish, so are completing the same lessons as year 4. It's been a great start back to language learning.


Autumn term 1

We are starting each lesson actively by learning the hula. Watch the video at


We have been learning Spanish numbers 11-20 and have completed sums in Spanish, what a challenge!


We are moving on to learning the months of the year and about a festival that happens in each of the months. There are some crazy festivals in Spain, including La Tomatina in Buñol, Valencia, in which everyone throws tomatoes at each other! Here they are ready to start.


We are learning the words for seasons: la primavera, el verano, el otoño, el invierno (spring, summer, autumn, winter). Watch this video on youtube to hear the seasons, and also to pick out some weather phrases:

We can ask "When is your birthday?" and answer in a full sentence. We may even be able to say someone else's birthday. We can sing "Happy Birthday" in Spanish. Join in here:

Listen to some pupils asking "When is your birthday?" and answering.

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We finished the autumn term by creating a character. We introduced ourselves: name, age, birthday, how we feel and wrote some questions. Here are examples of the best work, which is on display in the corridor.

Spring Term 1


We are learning about Salvador Dali. 

We created an art gallery in the classroom, and discussed his work. We wrote a fact file about him:

Me llamo Salvador Dali.

Estoy fantástico.

Tengo cincuenta años.

Mi cumpleaños es el once de mayo.

Soy español.

Soy artista.

We are learning about different techniques to use with colouring pencils. We learnt how to say the techniques in Spanish. We have created bright, colourful butterflies.

We used different sketching techniques to create a background image for a birthday card. We said the techniques in Spanish. We added our butterfly for a surreal effect. We wrote our cards in Spanish. 

We are studying Spanish phonics to help with reading and pronouncing Spanish really well. 

We are using pictures of Spanish sounds to identify places in Spain and places in town. It is a brilliant challenge that the children are really enjoying! 

We are completing a unit on Spanish geography and finding out about places in major cities. We are learning nouns for places in town, and adjectives to describe them. Our favourite adjective is "ruidoso" (loud) because we say it really loudly!


We are writing a short text to describe an imaginary town. It says in Spanish: "In my town there is...".

We are making a triarama, which turns into a triangle stand up town. Here are the best examples of the triaramas.

We are finding out about a traditional Easter cake from Spain. We worked out what ingredients are needed and how to make the cake. Then we were able to watch the video of the cake being made and understand how it is made.


Open the powerpoint for more information.

Summer term 1


We are learning shapes in Spanish and focusing on masculine and feminine nouns. We are also describing the colour of each shape and remembering that in Spanish, the adjective goes after the noun: un/una + shape + colour.

We are learning prepositions ready to understand descriptions of paintings. We can play Simon Says in Spanish and act out: up, down, left, right, in the centre - arriba, abajo, a la izquierda, a la derecha, en el centro. We can create a shape picture by following Spanish instructions.


We read Spanish instructions and recreated a painting by Joan Miró: The Gold of the Azure. The results were very accurate and similar to the original, which sold for £23 million a few years ago! How much could our work be worth?

Summer term 2


We are learning parts of the body and can dance: Head, shoulders, knees and toes in Spanish. We are also able to spot if a noun is masculine, feminine, singular or plural by looking at the final letter of the noun. Masculine nouns often end -o, feminine words often end -a and plural words end with -s.


We can understand a description of a monster and draw it. We are working towards drawing our own monster and describing it in Spanish. We need to learn how to make any Spanish noun plural and say "My monster has (six arms)..." in Spanish.