As schools within a diverse and international local communities, we encourage children to feel proud of their own heritage and language, and to respect the language and culture of others. We teach Spanish in KS2, which prepares children for further language study in KS3.

In the EYFS and KS1, children will become aware of the variety of languages around us, for example, using different greetings or learning simple songs in different languages. Pupils prepare for MFL at KS2 through some simple introduction to basic Spanish, such as learning Spanish songs or greetings.

All KS2 classes receive weekly Spanish lesson, using a range of resources and interactive programmes to engage students of all abilities and provide accurate modelling of good grammar and pronunciation. Pupils are taught to express their ideas and thoughts in the target language and to understand and respond in speech and in writing. The children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. They are supported to develop their skills through conversational and written work.