As an institution with global Schools status, we at St.Francis of Assisi recognise the interconnectedness of our world in a number of ways. The teaching of Foreign Languages is vital to equipping children with the communication skills in order to play a full part in today's interdependent world.
The main language and culture that we study is Spanish. We do this at Key Stage One through playing word games, singing and using IT resources. Through this, we raise awareness of Spain as a country and Spanish as a language, using relevant vocabulary in a fun, interactive way.
At Key Stage Two, teachers deliver structured lessons, focusing one enveloping spoken vocabulary through a range of fun activities, including role-play and singing. The emphasis is very much on developing vocabulary through enjoyment and interaction.
As a school, we have held a number of events, which provide a focus for learning on the culture of Spain. We have had food preparation and tasting from the Junior Chef's Academy, focusing on 'A Taste of Spain.' We have also been visited by local chef, Javier, who prepared a delicious paella and told us of his experiences growing up in Madrid.
As well as this, children at Key Stage Two have been taught Japanese and French by a teacher from Our Lady Queen of Peace. Please look at the documents below for further information about the teaching and learning of foreign languages.
Foreign Languages Subject Leader