Spanish / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify how different Spanish texts such as comics, cartoons, magazines or emails use language in ways that create different effects

[Key concepts: genre, structure, audience; Key processes: noticing, explaining]


  • comparing features of simple spoken and written texts in Spanish, such as phone calls or cartoons, with similar texts in English
  • analysing how different types of texts in Spanish create specific effects by using particular kinds of language, such as superlatives in advertisements designed to persuade (lo mejor… el nuevo…) or the imperative form in signs designed to advise or prohibit (Prohibido patinar aquí)
  • identifying the purpose, context and intended audience of a range of familiar text types such as phone messages, sports reports or takeaway food orders
  • recognising grammatical elements associated with particular texts, for example, the use of imperatives in games (tira el dado) and time markers in stories (primero, después, de pronto…)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Spanish language

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