At St Michael and St Thomas, we believe that giving pupils the opportunity to experience learning another language is essential, and aim to give children the skills and knowledge to build a love of languages which they will take with them into secondary school.
Our pupils begin to be immersed in our chosen language of Spanish from Reception, learning songs, chants and key vocabulary through EYFS and Key Stage 1. Once pupils reach Year 3, they have weekly Spanish lessons with a specialist teacher, building their spoken and written language skills, as well as developing knowledge about the culture through learning about festivals and special events, and engaging in experiences such as food tasting or music experiences.
This year our pupils have enhanced their global learning experiences through links with a Spanish school, which has allowed pupils to use technology to build friendships and share information, comparing cultures and lifestyles, with pupils of a similar age from a different country.
For details about specific year group coverage, see the curriculum map for each year group, found on the class pages of our website.