We believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with an aim of making substantial progress in one language. In addition, children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed to lay the foundations for further language learning in future. We believe that learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others, which feeds into our whole school ethos where many religions and cultures are represented.
The modern foreign language taught at Beacon Hill School is Spanish.
Every child has the opportunity throughout Key Stage 2 to learn about, and foster an interest in, another language and culture other than their own. This will enable them to develop personal qualities, skills, knowledge and understanding, make a major contribution to their communication and literacy skills and raise awareness of other cultures through intercultural understanding.
For all children to develop an enthusiastic and positive attitude to other languages and language learning and establish a sound basis for further language learning at Key Stage 3 and beyond.