Spanish at Burpham
At Burpham, we teach Spanish to all classes in years 2 - 6 using The Language Angels programme of study which provides an opportunity for children to learn a foreign language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating.
Our Spanish curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages, through regular taught lessons. Children acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics which include: numbers, colours, animals, food and drink, the classroom and at the cafe.
It is intended that when children leave Burpham Primary School, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their Spanish learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
Supporting your child with Spanish
You don't have to be fluent to help your child with Spanish at home! There are many ways that you can instil a love of other languages and cultures.
- watch films or TV programmes in Spanish or about Spanish or South American culture (Coco!)
- listen to music in Spanish - find a playlist on a music streaming service and just press play
- cook and eat some typical Spanish or South American food
- watch Spanish or South American football matches with commentary in Spanish
- play games on Language Angels, the website that we use to teach Spanish in school: Home (languageangels.com)
- sign up to DuoLingo or another language learning app to learn alongside your child: Duolingo - The world's best way to learn a language
The possibilities are endless! ¡Esperamos que disfruten su aventura Española!
Learning Spanish – Videos for Kids and Children | Rockalingua A site with some videos and free songs for your child to listen and sing along to.
20 best Spanish foods in Latin America and Spain • Spanish4Kiddos Some inspiration for those Spanish and Latin American cooking sessions!