Every child at St John and St James accesses Spanish through a weekly, hour-long language lesson as well as using their language skills in daily activities across the curriculum. Spanish begins in EYFS with informal lessons and educational games and continues through to KS2, where the pupils start to demonstrate an understanding of basic grammar, listening, reading and writing skills. The children love learning Spanish and show great enthusiasm for learning a new language.
We celebrate Hispanic culture at different points throughout the year, including during a dedicated Hispanic day, when we have visitors to enrich the children’s learning. Our Spanish-speaking parents come to school to read stories in Spanish and we have strong links with City Academy Spanish department.
We are proud to have achieved the Silver Hackney Primary Spanish Award.