Bienvenidos a Español! Welcome to Spanish!
Pupils at GLPA begin to learn Spanish from Y3 and enjoy the benefits of starting to learn a foreign language through songs, videos, games, interactive activities and lessons based on a practical communicative approach.
Our aim at GLPA is to ensure that children develop a good basic understanding and a love of Spanish. We help them acquire the foundations for further foreign language learning at Key Stage three, which supports a smoother transfer to Secondary School.
We endeavour to enable our pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language by working on the language skills of: speaking, listening and reading.
Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures, promotes children´s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. All children are encouraged to develop their full potential in Spanish, feel engaged and enjoy learning Spanish within the context of the culture of the Hispanic world.
Our aim is to continue to develop two Spanish days throughout the academic year. This involves the KS2 pupils learning about different aspects of Spanish culture and festivals. We aim to involve all of our Spanish speaking families, who are enthusiastic and keen to be involved. We also aspire for pupils to understand that Spanish is a universal language and is spoken in many regions of the world.