“From a very young age, pupils develop confidence in their use of French and Spanish, speaking with authentic accents and showing excellent understanding of written and spoken language.”
ISI Inspection Report 2021
Research shows that children are very adept at picking up languages at an early age. All children from Reception class onwards are taught Spanish by a specialist teacher. Children learn through songs, games and a good vocabulary is formed in the initial years which allows the children to make excellent progress when it comes to speaking Spanish and completing written work. We have a specialist language room which allows for vibrant displays of vocabulary and ideal working conditions.
Junior children learn French as part of their curriculum. There is also an opportunity to attend French, Spanish, Russian and our Around The World extra-curriculum club.
In 2023, we were delighted to form an association with a wonderful primary school in France, École La Sidoine, near Lyon. Our junior children have already been communicating via Zoom with the French children and their teachers, and everyone has been intrigued to learn about the similarities and differences in French and British school life. We are really excited about the opportunities our link with École La Sidoine will offer the children in both schools in the future.
Year 1 children singing and dancing along to the 'Baila Con Cosmo' song.
Reception children enjoy matching up Spanish Superheroes with their superpowers as part of their Superhero Day in September.