“Learning a language enriches the curriculum. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. 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 can make a major contribution to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture/s and those of others” The Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages (DfES 2005).
At St Stephen's, we believe learning Spanish helps children to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language also gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others and prepares them for the Spanish Programmes of study at Secondary School.