Knowing another language opens up opportunities and expeiences for our children for the rest of their lives. The ability to communicate in another language can break down barriers and enhance our prospects. Our first experiences of a new language need to build a strong enthusiasm and foundation for languages in the years ahead. We teach Spanish in an engaging and interactive way to reflect this. We have a strong emphasis on speaking and using language in meaningful contexts. Involving all elements of a language –speaking, listening, reading and writing with cultural contexts, lessons include games, grammar, vocabulary and songs. As well as Spanish lessons, we work across the curriculum to learn about Hispanic culture and learn language through different contexts e.g. studying Picasso’s painting, Gaudi’s architecture and learning about Latin music.
Spanish is taught weekly in Year 3, 4, and 5 with short and regular classes of 20-30 minutes. Each lesson will introduce and revise new vocabulary and will involve movement and song.
In this report you can find out the reasons why Shoreditch Park Primary School was awarded Bronze for the Shoreditch Park Premio Espanol Primaria.