From Reception to Year 6 we teach Spanish to all children. Our approach is to make learning a new language fun! Young pupils are very receptive to learning a new language; they like to mimic pronunciation and they can easily pick up and duplicate new sounds. They feel a real sense of accomplishment when they learn to say something new. Repetition and practice are essential in learning a new language so songs and games such as Simple Simon Says and What’s in the bag? will be regularly used. We will have discreet lessons on the timetable but we will also integrate the foreign language into the everyday routine.
Our Year 6 pupils will have a series of taster sessions in lots of different languages including German, Latin and Mandarin. This will excite their curiosity and may help them with choices of what to study at their next schools.