Learning Spanishat St. Pauls The First Bi-lingual Spanish School in England
Spanish was first taughtin 2005.It was just taught with the KS2 children for 45 minutes a week.In 2007 it was introduced to KS1 for 30 minutes a week.In 2010 it was introduced to Reception for 20 minutes a week.In 2011 nursery began to have Spanish lessons.We now have bi-iingual classes in year 1,2, 3 and 4. They have Spanish in Art, Music and PE.
We became part of two internationalresearch projects in Spanish and made a linkwith a Spanish school. They sent us emails,pictures, photos, plays and we sent manyitems back.
We have learnt aboutMexico its culture andlanguage.
We launched our Mexicanproject with Spanish songsand dance.
Now all the staff andchildren try to speakSpanish!
We now teach Spanish inPE, Art and Music in year1, 2, 3 and 4.• We have Spanish signs all around the school.• We have students from Valencia and Salamanca University to help us with our Spanish lessons.• We have many Spanish speaking volunteers.• We have links with other Spanish speaking countries.• We love Spanish at St. Paul’s!!
It is also about cultural links, at half term in Oct/Nov.2012, our Spanish teacher Mrs. White and ourHeadteacher Mrs. Dupret visited our link schools inMexico. This gives the children an extra reason toconverse in Spanish.