At St Anne’s our children begin Spanish in Year 1 and continue through the school to Year 6. The children have an early introduction to Spanish to prepare them for KS2 through songs, games and story reading. They start learning Spanish phonics, basic vocabulary and syntactical structures which will give them a head-start in KS2 when they go on to learn more vocabulary, speak in more complex sentences and do more recorded work. We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop their ability to communicate and extends their knowledge of how language works. Which can also be of great benefit to them in other areas of the curriculum. We want to nurture a lifelong passion and curiosity for languages and to consolidate the skills for future language learning.
“The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.” Ludwig Wittgenstein