Spanish / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Interact in Spanish using simple phrases and expressions, recognising how language reflects cultural practices

[Key concepts: communication, difference, respect; Key processes: noticing, comparing, reflecting]


  • using Spanish expressions that convey politeness and respect (por favor... gracias, puedo), and comparing how they feel when using them compared to using equivalent expressions in English or other languages
  • noticing interactions when using Spanish that look or feel different to their ways of interacting in their own language/culture, for example, language around mealtimes or in the classroom
  • selecting words or expressions in Spanish that they think would need to be explained to non-Spanish speakers, for example, the use of family names or expressions associated with religion, or the use of besitos to close a telephone conversation
  • talking about their reactions to using Spanish, identifying ways of communicating/behaving that feel unfamiliar, enjoyable or difficult, for example, gestures or forms of politeness
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Spanish language

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