We are linguists at St Margaret Ward.

At St Margaret Ward, we believe that learning a language opens the door to the world and creates exciting new possibilities and opportunities for the children.

The modern foreign language we study is Spanish, and this is taught by a native-speaking foreign language assistant in weekly lessons in Years 3 to 6. Year 2 also have a shorter session each week with the language assistant. Teachers in the Early Years and Year 1 also incorporate basic Spanish vocabulary and phrases into daily routines such as greetings, days of the week, colours and numbers.

Through learning a language, we aim to teach the children not only to communicate their ideas and thoughts in another language but also to promote inter-cultural understanding and curiosity in the world around them.

We want to aim to develop a real love of languages through vibrant, lively lessons where games and songs are among the many language acquisition activities.