At Holy Trinity, we believe that learning another language is an important part of belonging in a multi-cultural society and will broaden the horizons of the children at our school. By the end of their time here, we want children at Holy Trinity to communicate in Spanish using the written, reading and oral skills learnt in their lessons here.
It is important that children learn how to communicate practically, in lessons that represent real-life situations so that children can use the language both in and out of school. At Holy Trinity, we adhere to the National Curriculum guidance which states that all pupils: -
understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources - speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation - can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt - discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
At Holy Trinity, we teach our children the Spanish language. Spanish is in the top 5 of the most spoken languages in the world and we are proud to be able to offer our children this language as part of our curriculum. Because Spanish is widely spoken, teaching our children Spanish will help them in the future, whether they travel abroad on holiday, study abroad, or use the language at work.
In addition, many local secondary schools teach Spanish from Year 7. We believe that giving the children at Holy Trinity a firm foundation in the Spanish language will help them at secondary school and beyond.
SPANISH INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACT STATEMENT 2021
Want to practice your Spanish at home? Check out some of these websites:
Want to challenge yourself? Want to revise some important words and phrase? Have a look at these online books and stories: