Every child in Key Stage 2 at St John XXIII access Spanish through a weekly, 45 minute language lesson as well as using their language skills in daily activities across the curriculum.
Introductory Spanish begins in EYFS and KS1 with informal lessons and educational games and continues through to KS2, where the pupils start to demonstrate an understanding of basic grammar, listening, reading and writing skills.
The children love learning Spanish and show great enthusiasm for learning a new language.
We celebrate Hispanic culture at different points throughout the year, including during a International Week and Experience Days, when we have visitors to enrich the children’s learning.
Our Spanish-speaking staff and parents come to school to read stories in Spanish and we have strong links with a partner school in Spain.