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.

Click on the links below to see examples of Spanish in action in the different classes:

Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6