At St Anne’s the formal teaching of Spanish starts in Key Stage 2. The curriculum is delivered by a specialist language assistant for Year 5 and 6 pupils and class teachers for Year 3 and 4 pupils, through a range of games, songs and activities, allowing the children to develop skills in reading, writing, listening and responding. During the Summer Term Year 2 pupils will explore patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes in preparation for their learning in Year 3.
Each year in the Summer Term the whole school celebrates Spanish Day. During this day children build up their intercultural understanding of Spanish speaking countries, as well as develop their linguistic skills. The celebrations usually involve cookery, dancing, music and art.
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