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Spanish

"They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak different languages. The Holy Spirit was giving them the power to do this.”  Acts 2:4

 

At St. Antony's we believe that learning a language enriches the curriculum and provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers. The study of foreign languages is seen as an important part of our pupils’ education and enables children and their families to develop positive attitudes to, and respect for, the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enhance the overall teaching and learning experience. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained make a major contribution to the development of children’s oracy and literacy.

At St. Antony's we are passionate about our Spanish curriculum, and providing all pupils with a high quality Spanish education. We believe that learning a language should be fun. The priority is that pupils are keen to participate and make progress in being able to converse using useful sentences to communicate in Spanish. Our aim is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in Spanish and for them to be passionate, curious and confident about their own foreign language learning abilities when they finish the primary school phase of their education.

We will help them develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning Spanish: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing and Grammar.

Enrichment in Spanish 

December 2023

Our Year 6 pupils visited our feeder high school, Our Lady's and St. John's for a morning of Spanish enrichment. The children took part in Spanish workshops and learnt about Christmas customs and traditions in Spain. The children made their own Spanish Christmas cards and enjoyed a rendition of Feliz Navidad which they performed in our end of term assembly accompanied by Glockenspeils. 

 

Spanish day 2023

Spanish day was a curriuclum enrichment day of language learning and celebrating diversity. Although our Spanish Curriculum is taught explicitly from Year 3, Spanish day was celebrated by the whole school with our youngest children learning to count and recall colours in Spanish. All the children and staff were encouraged to wear red and yellow that day. Many cross-curricular links were made with flamenco dancing, paella making and tasting and the study of Picasso in Art and design. Lunch that day also had a Spanish theme with delicious churros for pudding. We were lucky enough to have a native Spanish speaking teacher in school for the day who delivered lessons in the classes.