¡Hola! Hello! We are very excited to be introducing Spanish lessons to Crowland. We have an amazing specialist teacher joining the team in Señor David Rodriguez. It is a fantastic opportunity for your child to learn Spanish in our school. It will promote diversity within our community and equip our adults of the future with a wider vision of a rapidly changing world. The curriculum has been designed taking into account the fact that this is the first year Spanish has been taught at Crowland. While in KS1 planning considers years ahead in school, in the upper KS2 we will focus on fundamentals, enabling children to set the foundation for future learning. As for Year 3 and 4, we will spread the basics across the year combined with wider topics .
We are lucky the Spanish speaking community in our school is considerable. We will aim for them to be challenged, to help other students learn faster and to use their background knowledge to consolidate their bilingualism. Are you a native speaker of Spanish? Would you be willing to come into school and support the learning of Spanish? Perhaps you could come and read a story to the children in Spanish or talk to us about Spanish or South American culture? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school if you would like to help.
At Crowland Primary School we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works that lay the foundations for future language learning. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.
Crowland Primary School provides age-appropriate Primary Languages learning opportunities for all children throughout the school.