Modern Foreign Language
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“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints….” Pope Benedict XVI, 2010
At Holy Family, we greatly value the importance of early language learning and believe that primary school is about providing the best possible start in life for children. Language skills and an awareness,understanding and respect of other cultures broaden a person’s outlook and increase the opportunities available to them in adult life. Language is the vehicle that brings emotional content to our lives, it defines who we are. An awareness of other cultures gives us an appreciation of the similarities and differences between people and therefore a deeper appreciation of our communities.
Introducing children to foreign languages at primary school, encourages an interest and helps to develop a strong foundation in learning language, which they take with them to secondary school. Children are more likely to study foreign languages later in life if they have been introduced to them at primary school. Young children are well adapted to learning languages whereas this often becomes more difficult in later life. The modern foreign language taught in the school during KS2 is Spanish.
The aim here at Holy Family is to develop an ability to communicate in everyday situations through the use of Spanish. Children will also develop an understanding of the structure of language while gaining awareness of the diverse cultures and languages that are spoken across our school, Europe and the world. They will begin to look at the importance of language in society and develop the understanding of the significance and importance of learning another language.
"I enjoy learning Spanish because it means I can understand more people." Leah
" I know I have made progress because I still remember what I learnt at the beginning of the year." Echolise
" I think it is important to learn a language because you can help others, travel places and explore more of the World." Javi
" Spanish is enjoyable because we often learn through games. I like it when we play bingo when learning new vocabulary." Lewis
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