Bienvenidos al colegio “Our Lady”.
Aquí hablamos español
Spanish has been taught at Our Lady School since 2005 on a weekly basis.
All pupils at KS2 receive a 30 minute Spanish lesson every week.
Children are enjoying and gaining pride in expressing themselves and interacting with their own class teachers in Spanish, as well as in their Spanish lessons. They are starting to use language for real purposes in daily classroom routines, therefore enriching the entire curriculum. Everyone involved thoroughly enjoys learning and teaching the subject. It is fantastic to see pupils’ confidence grow and their cultural awareness increase.
We have worked in partnership with a school in Spain for many years and our children often exchange work and letters with their pupils. Children at Our Lady are awarded ‘Spanish points’ during the week, for their language skills, which are collected termly. The class that receives the most points enjoys the trophy in their classroom for the term. We also present pupils with Spanish certificates in assemblies.
Far from being a separate subject on the timetable, Spanish is woven into the school’s broader curriculum. It fits perfectly within our school’s international ethos and vision.
These are examples of school menus we sent to our Spanish pen pals to compare differences and similarities with the kind of lunches they have: