Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. By making comparisons, they gain insight into their own culture and society. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.
Pupils from FS2 through
to year 6 are learning to speak Spanish at varying levels. In everyday teaching practice, teachers count in Spanish; take the register in Spanish; label their classrooms in Spanish and even praise in Spanish to ensure this new language is embedded into the
Our school has a link with a Catalan School in Spain, ‘Ave Maria’ and we have created a blog for the children to be able to interact via writing, photos and videos! Here is the link: http://avemariameriden.blogspot.co.uk/
This blog gives the children the opportunity to put their Spanish into real life situations.