We believe that a high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Our teaching will enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and will help them to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. We will provide opportunities for our pupils to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching at St Johns' will provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
All children in Key Stage 2 learn Spanish as part of the New National Curriculum. We greatly value the importance of early language learning and we believe that in today’s international and multicultural society, it is essential that young people develop skills and attitudes that enable them to communicate with, understand and respect other cultures.
We endeavour to use exciting and effective teaching methods and materials to build enthusiasm and motivation in our young learners. A great deal of emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills and pupils are given the opportunity to learn vocabulary and structures through games, rhymes, chant and song.