A Hoyle Court Linguist
“A different language is a different vision of life.”
At Hoyle Court Primary School, it is our vision to open doors to the world for children, through the learning of a foreign language. We believe that learning a language can help children understand the culture, similarities and differences of another country.
In teaching Spanish, we make links across the curriculum so that our children are able to make connections with the countries being studied in Geography and History. In Lower Key Stage 2, ‘Spain’ is one of our learning topics. Children are given the opportunity to compare Baildon and Saltaire with Spanish speaking towns. We give all our children their first step into a world of languages and opportunities regardless of their background or ability.
Through learning Spanish, children are able to develop skills involving speaking, listening, writing and responding. Children are given the opportunity to listen to and respond to poems, songs, stories, and rhymes and songs. They are encouraged to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Children apply their knowledge, communicating for practical purposes and learn new ways of thinking.
At Hoyle Court, we are aware of the internationalist future of our children and therefore recognise the significance of learning another language. We aim to raise awareness of our multilingual and multicultural world, and introduce an international dimension to learning.
We provide opportunities so that when children leave us they have developed communication and literacy skills which lay the foundation for future language learning, helping them to be successful in the modern world.