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Modern Foreign Languages

Pupils at The Vale Academy learn Spanish and enjoy the benefits of starting to learn a foreign language at an early age. Our children will continue to learn the language when they move onto secondary education. By studying a foreign language, children are given the opportunity not only to learn about other cultures but, more importantly, to communicate with others too. 

Formal Spanish lessons start when the children are in Year 3 and they learn this weekly in Key Stage 2. We teach through songs, videos, games, interactive activities and lessons based on a practical communicative approach. In EYFS and Key Stage 1, children are provided with opportunities to join in with different language learning activities. 

The high-quality languages education that is delivered at Vale, fosters pupils' curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. All children regardless of their background and ability are encouraged to develop their full potential in Spanish. All pupils feel engaged and enjoy learning Spanish within the context of the culture of the Hispanic world.