We want all the children to be excited and positive about languages and language learning. We will balance spoken and written language and lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3.
Knowledge of another language feeds into a better understanding of the structure of English. It is a fun way of fine tuning the ear and improving sound discrimination. Knowledge of another language is a positive advantage in the work force, especially as Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken language in the world. Further, children will increase their cultural awareness by learning about a different country, people and traditions.
We encourage pupils to be confident speakers of a new language and to build respect for each other when someone else is trying. We aim to provide children with the necessary skills to be able to communicate in Spanish at a basic level.
Spanish is a subject that has a practical application and can be used on holidays, as well as a tool in a wide range of careers. We encourage the children to enjoy their learning and to see themselves as successful linguists, which will help them at the time of deciding about carrying on learning Spanish or another language in the future.
Take a look at some videos of the children learning Spanish: