Subject Leader: Mrs Pearman
Los niños a Meadlands, aprenden español —Children at Meadlands (KS2) learn Spanish!
We believe that learning a language helps pupils become global citizens. Forty-three per cent of Meadlands' pupils already speak more than one language and their ability to learn aurally is praised, encouraged and channelled to learn Spanish. Pupils will leave Meadlands with a good grounding for KS3 language learning. As it is widely spoken across the globe, we believe that Spanish is relevant and useful to our pupils in their adult lives.
Spanish is taught to pupils in Key Stage 2 by our specialist language teacher, Mrs Pearman. Meadlands uses the programme ‘Tu y Yo’ but is supplemented through the use of other materials including lots of music and singing. Pupils will learn topic related vocabulary, simple sentence structure and an awareness of its cultural heritage. Pupils who speak Spanish at home are encouraged to lead classes and share skills with their peers.