“You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once.” Czech proverb
At Freshfield, we value the many languages spoken in our school community. We have a strong focus on effective communication throughout our curriculum, which extends to our MFL curriculum. Our approach to teaching Spanish is underpinned by an understanding that learning one language opens the doors to learning others. By learning languages, we encourage children to broaden their horizons and appreciate the fact that they are global citizens. We seek to empower our children for their future where living, working or travelling abroad may require the confidence and skill to communicate in another language.
Pupils begin learning Spanish in Early Years, with early exposure to the language through songs and rhymes. They become familiar with the sounds of the language and some basic words and phrases.
Pupils in Key Stage One and Two enjoy a weekly Spanish lesson lasting between 30 and 45 minutes (15 minutes for Nursery and Reception children). Our teachers are supported by a specialist, native Spanish Teacher from Liverpool School Improvement who uses high-quality resources to plan and teach engaging lessons.
Please click here for more detailed information about Spanish learning in each year group.