Learning a foreign language is incredibly exciting and rewarding!
We believe that a high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages at secondary school, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
Spanish at Parbold
It is estimated that 480 million people around the world speak Spanish as their native language (making it the second most spoken language by number of native speakers). We believe that learning Spanish at an early age will give our pupils important language skills for today's world.
Whilst some of our local secondary schools teach Spanish from Year 7 upwards, we believe that an early foundation in Spanish will support children with all future language learning (regardless of language).
Throughout KS2, Spanish is taught on a weekly basis by class teachers. We use the award-winning Language Magnet Spanish scheme of work. The curriculum overviews above provide a breakdown of Spanish teaching across KS2.
In KS1, we provide our pupils with some opportunities to familiarise themselves with Spanish. This may include teachers taking the register in Spanish or learning simple Spanish songs.