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Modern Foreign Languages: Spanish

Our Intent 

At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School we believe that learning a foreign language will develop children’s global understanding, giving them a sense of ‘cultural currency’, if not access, to a completely new world. We believe that learning languages is a joy, it develops children’s natural mindset and supports in underpinning an understanding of the English language through reading comprehension, vocabulary and Mathematics. 

Our Approach

At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, children will develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the Spanish language across Years 3-6. We use the ‘Language Angels’ scheme as it meets our aim to inspire and foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. All lessons allow children to develop their language skills in relevant, engaging and meaningful content. We learn a variety of topics such as food, animals and habitats through interactive games, songs, role-play, stories, vocabulary activities and descriptive writing as well as many others that scaffold and progress language skills from year group to year group. Through this we hope to inspire a love of language but also lay the foundations for future language learning as children progress to secondary education. Spanish learning is ongoing and is assessed at the end of each topic. 

Learning foreign languages reinforces and celebrates the different cultures we come from and encourages children to be proud of being able to speak more than one language and coming from different parts of the world. At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, we host and celebrate cultural days every year, enabling children the opportunity to exercise their linguistic skills and engaging in conversations.