Our school believes that languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Children who learn a foreign language learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. 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.
We also believe that learning languages gives pupils opportunities to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and to express themselves with increasing confidence, independence and creativity. It also lays the foundations for the future study of other languages and supports the development of literacy skills in their own language.
We employ a Spanish languages teacher for one and a half days, this allows us to provide the statutory languages curriculum for Key Stage 2 children as well as Key Stage 1 children accessing the teaching for thirty minutes a week. The children follow the recommended scheme of work and it is anticipated that children will develop and build up their language skills year on year, thereby making real progress.