Children from Y3- Y6 learn Spanish at St Albert’s.

Our approach to teaching Spanish is phonics-based. We teach sound by sound and we repeatedly focus upon the common letter sounds and combinations in Spanish. This focus helps pupils to quickly master correct pronunciation and accurate spelling. We habitually look for links between words we already know and new words. We habitually look for links with English. The focus is on ensuring spoken and written accuracy.

Spanish is taught weekly in one-hour whole class lessons. Spanish is taught through stories, songs and rhymes following the objectives of the National Curriculum KS2 languages programme of study.

Spanish lessons provide opportunities for speaking and listening, with writing and some reading where relevant. Lessons are interactive and Spanish is spoken as much as possible and follow the Janet Lloyd scheme of work.

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