In Spanish, the teaching focuses on speech and listening skills to begin with. Our students in Y6 learn to make connections with previously learnt French language and, in fact, those similarities help their learning process. The delivery of our Spanish lessons are in the target language and students are encouraged to have conversations, play games and do role-play during the first term. Students are exposed to simple pieces of written material, too.
In the second term, we apply that knowledge by writing simple sentences and short texts, by making short presentations and being able to ask people questions about different topics. The third term gives students a chance to consolidate their knowledge, expand on what they already know and help them become confident speakers.