If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
‒ Nelson Mandela
In KS2, all children learn Spanish (from September 2014). Primary pupils are very receptive to learning a new language. They enjoy playing with the language and practising the pronunciation. Pupils develop communication skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence and explore differences and similarities between Spanish and English. Learning another language raises awareness of the multi- lingual and multi-cultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning so that they can take a place in our global society eg about festivals and traditions from countries where Spanish is spoken helps children appreciate other cultures.
At Stoneydown, our approach is to make language learning enjoyable and rewarding through oral rehearsal, role play and songs. Children are encouraged to practise using their newly acquired vocabulary to communicate with each other.