Curriculum Overview

Spanish

Holy Trinity is an international family and each class has a rich and diverse spread of cultures and languages. Children are warmly encouraged to share their heritage with their class and the rest of the school and children understand how important it is to respect other cultures and traditions. It is vital that languages are celebrated throughout the school, and foreign language lessons provide opportunities for everyone to learn more about and broaden their views of the wider world.

Many children in our school are bi-lingual, and we recognise the importance of children learning another language from a young age. In this way children learn and explore Spanish collaboratively, from Nursery to Year 6. Through interactive and engaging games, songs and rhymes children can put their learning into context through simple conversations and role-play activities. By Year 6 the expectation is a more independent style of learning whereby children confidently converse with peers and write longer sentences and phrases in Spanish.

We follow the ‘La Jolie Ronde’ programme (the Spanish version), which is a well-known and respected teaching tool. It follows government objectives to assist with meeting national expectations, and offers a wide range of resources to enhance the learning of Spanish.

EYFS and KS1: Spanish is introduced through songs, games, poems and stories. Topics include myself, my family, seasons and festivals.

KS2: Spanish lessons build upon the key vocabulary children were taught in EYFS and KS1 through continued engaging and challenging activities and lessons. Topics include greetings, colours, numbers, names, animals, my local area, countries, food, clothing, holidays and other vocabulary which enables children to converse and explore language in an international context. Lessons provide a strong basis for children to continue their learning at secondary school.

International

At Holy Trinity we love exploring the diversity of our international family, and hold International Days to embrace different cultures and traditions. We regularly host foreign students, from Germany, Switzerland and Spain to name but a few, and feel they greatly add context to foreign language learning at our school. We have links with schools overseas enabling children to communicate and share cultural similarities and differences.

Year Group Subject Overviews